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Royal Star Magnolia Tree

Early bloomer!  Star-shaped 3-4 Inch White Flowers Spring and Summer

  • Compact size great for any yard
  • Extremely Hardy
  • Plant as a focal tree or in a hedge
  • Stand out with this unique Magnolia Tree

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Regular Price: $49.99

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Enjoy large, fragrant, white blooms this spring!  Plant a Royal Star Magnolia tree in your yard. This magnolia tree is spectacular in the spring with its huge, silky blooms. The the Royal Star is a perfect, small tree for any landscape. 

The Royal Star will reach heights of 10-15 feet tall.  Its blooms are fragrant, white 3-4 inch flowers that are larger and more vibrant than other varieties.  It is deciduous so it will drop leaves in fall but in spring, be prepared for the show!

Plant as a specimen or in a hedge.  Makes a great focal point in the center of planting beds or islands out in the yard.  Some nice compliment shrubs are Kaleidoscope abelia, hollys, loropetalum, and blue rug juniper.  Incorporate some royal star magnolias into your landscape along with smaller dwarf shrubs to create a layered design. 

  • Hardiest variety of Star Magnolia
  • Deer resistant
  • Insect and disease resistant
  • A classic looking Magnolia Tree.

This Magnolia likes full sun, but will grow in part shade.  The Royal Star requires virtually no maintenance. It is insect and disease resistant and thrives in moist, well drained soils.  Remember to mulch around your new tree to keep out weeds and provide moisture 

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Dark Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

Questions and Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I had to put my horse down 3 weeks ago, and his name was Royal. I am planting the tree in his honor, outside the home we recent purchased in April. I chose this tree first because of the name, and secondly, this type has really good reviews on surviving the winters on New York. I cannot wait to get this tree and see it's beauty year after year in remembrance of my best friend for the past 13 years.
Jessica S on Aug 30, 2016
because it's pretty, great price, and it's a smaller version of a regular magnolia
Patricia S on Jul 30, 2016
I had to put my horse down 3 weeks ago, and his name was Royal. I am planting the tree in his honor, outside the home we recent purchased in April. I chose this tree first because of the name, and secondly, this type has really good reviews on surviving the winters on New York. I cannot wait to get this tree and see it's beauty year after year in remembrance of my best friend for the past 13 years.
Jessica S on Aug 30, 2016
Magnolias are beautiful, one of my favorites. I bought this to commemorate my Aunt ... also beautiful, also one of my favorites.
Stephanie O on Aug 16, 2016
because it's pretty, great price, and it's a smaller version of a regular magnolia
Patricia S on Jul 30, 2016
Magnolias are beautiful, one of my favorites. I bought this to commemorate my Aunt ... also beautiful, also one of my favorites.
Stephanie O on Aug 16, 2016
Would this tree survive winter in northern MN ?
S M on Sep 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Royal Star can grow into zone 4. It looks like N MN is 2 or 3 mostly. You can check your growing zone here to be sure: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Do they keep their leaves in winter? Or they drop all of the leave & you only have a bare tree till spring ?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Royal Star Magnolia is a Deciduous tree and will lose it's leaves in winter.
I want to plant near foundation. How far should I plant to ensure foundation is not damaged by roots?
Mary S on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We recommend planting at least 8-10 feet away from the foundation.
What grow zone is Michigan?
Tommy on Sep 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: MI is mostly zones 3-5. If you are a 4 or 5 the Star Magnolia will work for you. Check your zone here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

Planting & Care

How to Plant & Care for Your new Royal Star Magnolia Tree

Spring or fall are the best times for planting.  If you live in an area with mild summers or mild winters you should be fine to plant at these times.  Follow the recommendations below to choose the best location for your new Magnolia.

Magnolias thrive in full sun to part shade.  Magnolias are very adaptable; soil can be anything from clay to sand to loam, but be sure it is moist and drains well.  Be sure the planting site doesn’t hold water.  This can drown the roots which can cause root rot and ultimately the death of your tree.  When your tree is newly planted, water deeply 2 to 3 times per week.  You want to maintain this schedule for about the first 3 months while your plant is establishing.  After this time your Magnolia will be quite drought tolerant and only need watering once weekly in summer.  Mulching is a good option especially with a newly planted Magnolia.  2-3 inches of mulch will keep your soil moist and cool.  It also keeps weeds and grasses at bay.  Weeds and grass can steal nutrients and water from your tree.  Fertilize with a standard slow release fertilizer in early spring.  Magnolias don’t generally require pruning, but prune in midsummer to early fall if needed.

Choosing the proper location and providing appropriate care for your Magnolia goes a long way toward preventing disease and pests.  A healthy tree is much less susceptible to infection and infestation. Luckily, Magnolias tend to be naturally disease and pest resistant.  Magnolias are sometimes affected by an immobile pest called scale.  This pest can be treated with horticultural oil.  Be sure to coat the entire tree.  You may need to apply more than once for complete control.  Fungal diseases like Powdery Mildew can be treated with a copper fungicide, but more often than not the best method of control is removing and disposing the affected leaves once they shed in fall/winter.

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Wow this was larger than I thought. I have bought trees from other online places before and they are small or tiny but I know they will grow. I purchased this royal star magnolia from the planting tree and it was much larger. you get what you pay for. We will be buying again for sure!

thank you

luca
May 30, 2016
ROYAL STAR MAGNOLIA TREE
Received my pair of trees very quickly. They are very health appearing, well packaged.

I have them planted and they seem to be doing fine.

Thanks so much!
August 28, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Fantastic!
My Royal Star Magnolia came packaged well and on time! It is blooming as we speak. I could not be happier.
March 22, 2015
In memory of my love
I received this as a gift tree from my daughter after my husband passed. The presentation and card were very well thought out. I'm grateful for this gift and TPT touched my heart. Thank you,

Lois
August 5, 2015
Gift
We sent this Magnolia as a gift and our friends sent us a thank you letter with a picture inside. A wonderful experience for everyone in a very emotional time. Thank you planting tree.
November 1, 2015
A gift to commemorate a family member
I had the tree sent to my cousin in memory of my Aunt who had just passed away. It arrived in a timely fashion and the family was happy with the token of remembrance.
August 27, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago

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