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Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
10-20 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Other names

Star Magnolia

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Variety or Cultivar

'Royal Star' _ 'Royal Star' is a slow-growing, small, hardy tree with grey furry buds and pure white, double, star-shaped flowers in early spring.


Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Capsid bug Horse chestnut scale , Capsid bug

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Other names

Star Magnolia

Genus

Magnolia Magnolia

Variety or Cultivar

'Royal Star' _ 'Royal Star' is a slow-growing, small, hardy tree with grey furry buds and pure white, double, star-shaped flowers in early spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Capsid bug

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Containers, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in moist, humus-rich soil. Some protection may be needed from late winter frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora kernoviae

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pathogen of certain tree and shrub species; subject to a containment strategy the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia)

Common pest name

Japanese long scale; Japanese maple scale; Long scale; Japanese; Pear white scale

Scientific pest name

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Regulated only on Citrus at present; regulation on other hosts needs to be considered. Only likely to be a pest under glass in UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' (Star Magnolia)

Common pest name

; Apple bark beetle; Asian ambrosia beetle; Granulate ambrosia beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylosandrus crassiusculus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Ambrosia beetle which can affect a wide range of broadleaved trees; widespread in Africa; Asia and parts of the US; with outbreaks in France and Italy. The UK climate is unlikely to be suitable for the pest to thrive and cause significant damage but needs to be investigated through research. A Europe-wide PRA will help inform the case for EU regulation. Premises involved in importing wood and host plants from Italy in particular; where official measures are not being taken; should source material carefully.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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