Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
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A Dramatic Display of Irresistibly Fragrant Snowy White Flowers
The Royal Star Magnolia is one of the most impressive and striking Magnolia trees. It comes to life in spring with huge, 4-inch double blossom flowers whose unique beauty is hard to put into words. Unlike any flower you’ve ever seen, these star-shaped beauties are such prolific bloomers they nearly cover the tree completely.
And when they do, it’s hard to look away! Given the name “Royal” for a reason, there’s something undeniably elegant about this tree.
The familiar Magnolia fragrance is strong and irresistible too. And with plenty of other benefits, it's truly a must-have tree:
- Late Blooming: Freeze is a concern for most Magnolia growers, but thankfully the Royal Star blooms after the threat of freeze has passed.
- Adaptable as a shrub: Some Magnolias are huge, but as they grow only to 10-20 feet, you can easily train the Royal Star to be a large shrub.
- Low-maintenance: Thankfully, you don’t have to do a lot of work to cultivate these elegant blooms in your garden.
Imagine all the ways you can add the pristine splendor of the Royal Star to your yard: Plant several in a row and line your driveway to create a jaw-dropping, royal entrance, or start the cottage garden you’ve always dreamed of. This beautiful specimen tree is surrounded by bright colored, small flowers for an absolutely stunning look. However you choose to plant it, the Royal Star will wow.
This unique and irresistible tree won’t stay in stock for long, so order yours today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- customer service
I don't know why I'm being asked to review my purchase so soon. It's been about a month and it's January. I planted it and it's still alive. I'll see how it's doing in Spring.
Excellent buying experience!
It was a gift but looked healthy and thriving upon arrival.
Royal star magnolia tree
The tree showed up in excellent condition and started budding two weeks after planting.
Fast Growing Trees
Star Magnolia was like a sprout...very small....Eastern Red bud was hard to leaf out....Saucer Magnolia was an Anne Magnolia....Dogwood was also very small other three Dogwoods were acceptable....lesson learned....use mail order only for trees/shrubs that are not carried by local nurseries P.S. customer service could improve....
We're so sorry that a couple of your trees were not as large as what you had expected! We're always here to help so if you can send us some photos, we'd be happy to take a look! We look forward to making this a better experience for you!
Planting & Care
Plant your Royal Star Magnolia in a spot that receives full sun or partial shade. Plant as a living hedge, a specimen, or line your drive or entryway. Plant in a hole twice as wide but just as deep as the root ball. Cover the ground with a thick layer of mulch to prevent weed growth and retain moisture. Water deeply after planting.
Watering: Water deeply 2-3 times each week for the first 3 months. Afterwards, maintain a consistent watering schedule when there is a drought (less than 1-2 inches of water each week). Magnolias do not like overly damp or overly dry conditions.
Fertilizing: If desired, add a slow-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
Pest Control: If you see any pests, use a stream of water to remove them.
Pruning: There is no need to prune, but you can trim as a hedge or to reduce growth and maintain as a shrub.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code FREE99|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|