Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)


Quick Facts

  • Native to Japan
  • Fossils of species date from 20 million years ago


The star magnolia is a species which exhibits spectacular flowering in the late spring. Its flowers are white with a pink hue and very showy and slightly fragrant. The leaves are elliptica, about 2-4 inches and green. It produces aggregate fruit which, when mature open to expose orange seeds. The bark of the star magnolia is an ornamental smooth grey.