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Re: Is it a magnolia?

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

Yes. Magnolia stellata

  • Posted: Sun. 11th April 2021 22:13

Magnolia Stellata for a Coastal Garden?

Question from Fiona Campion

In forum: General

Hi I live in South West Scotland and have bought a Magnolia Stellata for my fairly exposed coastal front garden...I have now been told it will note fare well here and am looking for advice as to whether I should return it? It would be against a foot high wall which faces a road that leads directly to the beach...about 200 yards away.
I Understand that this is the hardiest magnolia (I think!) but I don't know whether hardy enough to cope with the winter winds etc?

If anyone is able to help I would be most grateful!
Many thanks

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd June 2016 09:21

Re: Stellata Planted May 2011

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Magnolia stellata

Magnolia Stellata is deciduous. At this time of year the leaves will turn brown and start to fall. Look for new swollen shoots that are left on the tree, these are the flower buds that will open next spring. Ensure you water the plant through the spring and summer during its second year, as well as the first.

  • Posted: Mon. 19th September 2011 14:29

Re: Re: my magnolia stellata looks dead

Message from ken chilton

In forum: Magnolia stellata

i have been watering regularly ,allthough our heatwave up here in heysham was nothing like other parts of the country,im just wondering if its because i repotted it?still fingers crossed and just keep watering and feeding and hope for the best,thanks for your message anyway

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd June 2011 09:05

Re: my magnolia stellata looks dead

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Magnolia stellata

Have you been watering it enough Ken? I know nothing about magnolias but given the very dry weather in late spring you may not have provided enough.

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd June 2011 20:22

my magnolia stellata looks dead

Question from ken chilton

In forum: Magnolia stellata

given this in april,it had 5 flowers and looked really good when flowers dies some green leaves appeared but soon dropped off,at the time it was in a small black plastic pot,and so i decided to repot in a large container,following the repotting instructions very carefully,since the middle of may the plant seems to have just remained dormant do you think this is dead now..being a very new gardener i have no idea what to do,any help would be much appreciated......i have tried to take photo of plant but not easy to show clearly

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd June 2011 11:57

Climber for a Magnlia Stellata

Question from Liz Counsell

In forum: General

I have a lovely Magnolia stellata - around seven feet tall currently. It's gorgeous in spring but a little dull for the rest of the year. I thought about growing a climbing rose into it - do you think It's big enough to take a small one, or would something else be more appropriate?

  • Posted: Thu. 28th April 2011 13:40

struggling magnolia

Question from Annie

In forum: Container gardening

Hi I have a very small magnolia stellata and it onlt has 6 leaves, do I need to dig it up and put in a container to bring it on as it doesnt seem happy in the ground.

  • Posted: Sat. 31st July 2010 21:00

Re: Re: Rescue of memorial magnolia stellata

Message from rachel

In forum: Magnolia stellata

Hi Kathy, Thanks for your reply I do hope the green shoots are a good sign n that the magnolia is not too far gone, I am a little cautious of trimming though as ive read that they hate being pruned too....Im guessing that the dead bits are dead anyway so may as well be cut off to allow for possible new growth though. any more advice n a few prayers always welcome :-) thanks again. Rachel

  • Posted: Sat. 24th July 2010 15:04

Re: Rescue of memorial magnolia stellata

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Magnolia stellata

Hi, Rachel,
At this point, it is a matter of wait and see. Cut off the dead, brittle branches, make sure it is firmly planted in the ground, and keep it watered in dry periods. Don't feed yet but when you see signs of growth, feed then. Green shoots at the base of the tree is a good sign. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! Please let me know how things turn out.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Fri. 16th July 2010 16:17

Rescue of memorial magnolia stellata

Question from rachel

In forum: Magnolia stellata

Hi, I wonder if you can help me, I have just rescued my granparents 19 yr old memorial magnolia stellata from my mothers house as she is moving...long story short, the magnolia has not flowered or had leaves this year at all.
The small stem branches are very brittle and snap when bent but there does seem to be some life at the base as there are new green shoots at the bottom of the plant.
I think I found the cause to be a serious infestation of ants in the soil and root ball so washed the ants out with water till all the soil was removed along with the ants...I know this was probably a mistake now ive looked at magnolias not liking being moved so washing its roots is probably not a good move :-(
Have I killed it? or could it be ok again...It was in serious trouble anyway so i am really trying to save it as it had my grandparents ashes scattered in the soil....some of which I have saved and treated with ant spray to replace once the tree is healthy again (with luck), can you give me any advice as this tree mean alot to our family, Many thanks Rachel

  • Posted: Tue. 13th July 2010 22:16

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

There is no doubt that the best time to replant any plant is during its dormant period - during the winter months. But, to achieve the greatest possible success, it is best to leave it as late as possible so that the plant is not left 'sulking' in new cold soil.

Your magnolia (hopefully) will be in full flower now, so I would advise you to wait until it has finished.

Decide where you want to move it to - ideally where the soil is rich, moist and well drained (if that is not a contradiction!) and where it will be in the sun/partial shade and well sheltered from winds or a frost pocket. Then dig the new hole first.

When lifting the plant, you should disturb the root ball as little as possible to reduce the 'shock'. If the soil is dry on the day you wish to make the move, then you should water well which will help to keep the soil ball intact.

Make a note of where the original soil line was, and plant in the new hole with the soil rising to the same level. Water the plant thoroughly, and generally give it lots of tender loving care until it is obviously settled in.

Fingers cross that it will have a happy journey and continue to reward you with many flowering years to come!

Auntie Planty

  • Posted: Mon. 12th April 2010 18:41

magnolia stellata royal star

Question from jacqueline white

In forum: Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

my magnolia stellata is about 6 years old when is the best time of the year to move it and will it survive being moved. It is planted very close to a fence so i dont think i have any other choice.
many thanks jackie.

  • Posted: Fri. 9th April 2010 11:55

Rose Alberic Barbier

Message from Amanda

In forum: General

I love the idea of the wildlife hedge.
I planted this rose as a bare root 7 years ago to cover a north facing wall of an ugly shed. Almost directly in front of it is a large leafy Magnolia Stellata and at the back are apple trees, so it had quite a challenge to establish with low light levels and soggy soil. I tried various other things but to no avail. This rose just took off. Very pretty and smells gorgeous.

  • Posted: Mon. 8th June 2009 17:27


Message from Laura Thomas

In forum: New member

I believe Spring is the best time to move it but as you say, they do not like being moved.
Use the plant database search box above to find good info on Magnolia Stellata

  • Posted: Wed. 25th June 2008 15:00

magnolia stellata

Question from Carole Dearsley

In forum: New member

I would like to move a Magnolia Stellata into a large patio pot. I planted it last year and not only does it not look happy, its in the wrong place. I would much rather have it on my patio.
I believe they do not like their roots disturbed so wondered if its possible to move it now? Any suggestions gratefully recieved as I am an enthusiastic beginner.

  • Posted: Wed. 25th June 2008 12:12