Royal Star Magnolia Tree

Welcome Spring with Thousands of Snowy White Blooms!

  • Compact size fits in anywhere!
  • Large, Frilly, Star-Shaped Blossoms that smell amazing!
  • A High-End Look in an Easy to Grow tree!
  • The Perfect Centerpiece for a Cottage Garden
  • Extremely Hardy - grows almost anywhere in the US!

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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An explosion of fragrant, snowy white blooms coat the Star Magnolia in early spring. The sights and scents of this charming tree are not to be missed. This compact beauty is a stunning addition to any landscape that will be treasured for years to come!  

The Royal Star boasts large, 3 to 4 inch, double blossoms.  These sweet scented, star-shaped blooms are frilly, fringed, and feminine.  They don't look like quite like any other flower.  This dwarf tree is multitrunk and can even look like a large shrub.  Deep green, lush foliage and smooth, silvery gray bark add to the interest of this petite tree.  Green to pink fruit pods form and ultimately reveal orange-red berries in fall, attracting songbirds and other wildlife.  In winter, buds form that are visually similar to pussy willows catkins.

The Royal Star Magnolia is only 10 to 15 feet tall and wide at maturity making it a super versatile landscape option.  It is one of the few flowering trees that can be planted even in tiny yards!  This elegant Magnolia is prized for its showy, fragrant blooms, but it has an appealing, rounded shape that makes it look lovely in your yard year-round.  This small, but mighty tree offers a high-end look at an affordable price.  An added bonus of the Royal Star Magnolia is that it attracts butterflies!

Plant as a single specimen of focal tree just about anywhere.  This tree can even be planted under larger trees as long as it will still receive at least 4-6 hours of sun.  This will give your yard a more lush look.  The Royal Star shines when planted in groups or hedges!  You will treasure the abundance of blooms in spring and look forward to the fragrance all year!  Start your very own cottage garden with the Royal Star Magnolia as your showpiece!  Be sure to add a bench so you can enjoy the scent and beauty of this magnificent tree.  

This Magnolia likes full sun, but will grow in part shade.  The Royal Star requires little 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.  For ideal growth and the most prolific blooms fertilize in spring with a high quality, slow release fertilizer.  This is the hardiest Magnolia out there and can grow throughout the United States.

Order your Royal Star Magnolia today!  Your friends and neighbors will beg to know where you found such a unique and striking tree!

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'

How To 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 Directions

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 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.

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*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

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 your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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4.9 / 5.0
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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,

August 5, 2015
Great buy
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

May 30, 2016
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
8 months ago
My Royal Star Magnolia came packaged well and on time! It is blooming as we speak. I could not be happier.
March 22, 2015
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
Beautiful Tree
I ordered this tree for my mother in law for her birthday and she loves it! Before ordering I asked some questions via email and my questions were answered in 24 hours! I will defineltly send more gifts via
December 12, 2016
5 months ago
A wonderful tree and experience. I Would recommend
January 9, 2017
4 months ago
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
8 months ago
Very healthy
I am very pleased with my Star magnolia that arrived today. It is very healthy and even had one blossom. I have tried for three years to find one here in Northwest Oregon and found one here. Customer service was very good. Yes I would recommend them anytime. If fact have just placed another order the other day.
March 16, 2017
1 month ago
Arrived looking fresh
I was in yard planting when fed ex showed up. Tree looked fresh. Excellent packaging. Fast delivery. Planted within 5 minutes of delivery. I will follow up after summer to tell how it does. So far so good :) Will order again.
April 10, 2017
2 weeks ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
cold hardy to the area that the plant will live
ursula t on Apr 2, 2017
A gift for the man I love. He has been wanting one and they are hard to find for sale in our area.
Samantha S on Mar 30, 2017
cold hardy to the area that the plant will live
ursula t on Apr 2, 2017
Because it's pretty!
Amber D on Apr 1, 2017
A gift for the man I love. He has been wanting one and they are hard to find for sale in our area.
Samantha S on Mar 30, 2017
They did not have this tree from the other online store I purchased my 6 other flowering trees from.
Merlin H on Feb 10, 2017
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
Because it's pretty!
Amber D on Apr 1, 2017
They did not have this tree from the other online store I purchased my 6 other flowering trees from.
Merlin H on Feb 10, 2017
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:
What size is the tree when shipped?
Mollie W on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 3 Gallon size are currently at 1.5 Feet Tall
Deer resistant?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Deer typically will not eat this tree. Deer prefer a tree with foliage in the winter months. However they may rub their antlers on the branches.
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.
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.
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:

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