SelecTree: Tree Detail
WATERLILY STAR MAGNOLIA
Magnolia stellata 'Waterlily'
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Blooms at a young age.
Has fragrant Flower.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 feet.
Width: 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic, Medium Green, Bronze, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Follicle, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate 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.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Scales and Spider Mites, Armillaria.
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 'Waterlily' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-stellata-waterlily >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI