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Magnolia stellata 50-70cm

Magnolia stellata 50-70cm

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Magnolia stellata, commonly known as the Star Magnolia, is a stunning deciduous shrub or small tree celebrated for its early spring display of exquisite, star-shaped flowers. Native to Japan, it belongs to the Magnoliaceae family and is cherished for its compact size, ease of care, and captivating blossoms. The Star Magnolia typically grows to a height of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters), making it an excellent choice for gardens, borders, and even containers.

The most captivating feature of Magnolia stellata is its profusion of fragrant, star-shaped flowers that appear in late winter to early spring before the leaves emerge. These blossoms can range from pure white to pale pink, depending on the variety. The petals are numerous, giving the appearance of a starburst when in full bloom. As the season progresses, the shrub's ovate, green leaves emerge, providing a lush backdrop to the fading flowers. In the fall, the foliage takes on a yellow to bronze hue, adding another layer of seasonal interest.

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: Star Magnolias thrive in full to partial sunlight. Plant them in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day for the best flowering and growth.

  2. Soil: Well-draining, loamy soil with good organic content is ideal. The shrub prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil pH. Amend alkaline soil with compost or peat moss to lower the pH if necessary.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the early stages of growth and during dry spells. Deep, regular watering is beneficial, but avoid waterlogging the root zone.

  4. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch (5-8 cm) layer of mulch around the base of the shrub to help retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and inhibit weed growth. Be sure to keep mulch away from the trunk to prevent rot.

  5. Pruning: Star Magnolias require minimal pruning. Prune dead or damaged branches in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Avoid heavy pruning, as it can impact flowering.

  6. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to encourage healthy growth and blooming. Excessive nitrogen can result in excessive foliage at the expense of flowers.

  7. Protection from Harsh Conditions: Young Star Magnolias may benefit from protection against strong winds and late spring frosts. Consider using windbreaks or covering the shrub during frosty nights.

  8. Hardiness: Magnolia stellata is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8, making it suitable for a wide range of temperate climates.

  9. Propagation: You can propagate Star Magnolias from seeds or hardwood cuttings, but keep in mind that it may take several years for seed-grown plants to reach maturity and produce flowers.

Magnolia stellata is a captivating addition to any landscape, with its early spring blossoms and lush foliage. By providing the right care and attention to its preferences, you can enjoy the beauty of this charming shrub in your garden or outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 50-70cm

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