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Star magnolia (Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star')
Photo by Ernst Kucklich; written by Kathleen N. Brenzel

Star magnolia

(Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star')

Pink buds open to white star-shaped flowers in early spring. The scent is subtly sweet with a hint of citrus. The slow-growing deciduous shrub or small tree (to 20 feet tall) blossoms in early spring before the plant leafs out. It likes sun or part shade. Zones 2b–9, 14–24.

 

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