Sunday, March 22, 2009

Royal Star Magnolia


I’m so impressed. Pam had the correct guess as to the identity of this plant from just a small view of the bud---good job! Today the flowers have opened; isn’t she a beauty! We’ll see how long they last once the snow arrives tomorrow…

Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ is a shrub type magnolia that should achieve a mature size of 10’ high by 12’ wide. The white, 3" diameter flowers appear in early spring and are very showy. This shrub was planted just last fall in a very hot and sunny location in front of a neighbor’s house. The site is not what I would have recommended, so I’m curious to see how it does. Typically magnolias need a protected site, deep, rich soil and plenty of moisture. But, hey! It survived the winter and is off to a good start. Go Royal Star!

1 comment:

Pam/Digging said...

I'm a Southern girl and grew up with magnolias, Jocelyn. Your blossom sure is a beauty.