SelecTree: Tree Detail
TREE STAR MAGNOLIA
Magnolia stellata 'Rubra'
Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Blooms at a young age.
Has fragrant Flower.
Additional Common Names
TREE STAR MAGNOLIA, RUBRA STAR MAGNOLIA
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 feet.
Width: 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Obovate to Oblanceolate, Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or Rose. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Follicle, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good to Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia stellata 'Rubra' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 17, 2018.
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