Magnolia stellata

Magnolia stellata

Magnolia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Magnolia stellata
  • Common name: Magnolia
  • Family: Magnoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Magnolia stellata is a fantastic shrub. Its pure white, star-shaped blooms appear very early in spring, before the leaves. These open from silky buds and are gently fragrant. Occasionally they’re flushed with pink. Its compact habit makes it ideal for a small garden.

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Grow Magnolia stellata in a sheltered spot, away from strong winds. There’s usually little need to prune, but in summer remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches. Mulch in spring with manure and leaf mould.

How to grow Magnolia stellata

  • Plant size

    3m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Magnolia stellata and wildlife

Magnolia stellata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Magnolia stellata poisonous?

Magnolia stellata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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