Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Star Magnolia

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune only if need after it blooms. Water during periods of drought.

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Star Magnolia has nice form and texture, but the large flowers are what add the beauty of spring to the landscape.

  • Pink buds open to white, fragrant flowers
  • Upright, densely branched small tree or shrub
  • Becomes more rounded shape with age

Nice tree or shrub for the woodland garden or in a more formal setting. Best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 10-20 ft
Spread: 8-15 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Pink, White

Interesting Notes about Star Magnolia:

The tree is very hardy, but the flower buds are susceptible to late-season frosts. It is also best to plant in a wind-protected area.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained