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Garden Blog PARC'S | April 1, 2018

Plant of the month April: Magnolia stellata

Star magnolia with its lush flowers is the queen of woody plants.

Data

Botanical name: Magnolia stellata
German name: Sternmagnolie
Family: Magnoliaceae
Flowering time: March to April
Flowers: pink, white
Foliage:
Summer green
Growth habit: Flowering shrub or pruned as ornamental tree
Origin:
Japan

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Use in design

Magnolia stellata is a deciduous flowering shrub that reveals a unique profusion of flowers in spring. Often star magnolia is pruned and used as a special eye-catcher in the garden.

The larger than average and star-shaped flowers of Magnolia stellata spread a touch of exoticism in the garden and herald the arrival of spring. Already in March, Magnolia stellata conjures up the first colorful accents in the garden and attracts especially insects and beetles.

Undoubtedly, the star magnolia with its lush flowers is the queen of woody plants. The grape- or pod-like, bright red fruits after the flowering of the star magnolia are also a pretty eye-catcher. Magnolia stellata likes a warm, sunny to semi-shaded location sheltered from the wind in a humus-rich and well-drained soil.

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