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Magnolia stellata

A very popular, frost hardy deciduous magnolia that will grow slowly into a bushy small to medium sized shrub. It can be used throughout the garden and can be successfully grown in containers. It produces masses of star shaped white flowers in late Winter/ early Spring and is often the first of the deciduous Magnolias to start flowering.

CULTURAL

Magnolias prefer a moist, fertile and well drained soil that is slightly acidic. A sunny aspect in a protected position is best, though they do tolerate partial shade, and some protection from strong wind will enhance and prolong the flowering season. We advise an annual application of good quality fertiliser in Spring, and mulching and watering during the drier months especially when the plant is establishing itself. Protect new growth from slugs and snails.

LANDSCAPE USE

Magnolias will make a spectacular feature either planted as a single specimen or in a garden setting, and they blend beautifully with other Winter/Spring flowering plants like Azaleas, Camellias and Hellebores. They have a non- invasive shallow root system that makes them ideal to plant close to the home for Summer shade.

DIMENSIONS

Height 2.5m; width 1m after 10 years