This is a large multi-stemmed bush or small tree, up to 3M tall, with an open growth habit. More than a dozen 5cm long finger-like petals in each flower, covering this large bush before the leaves open.
There are many Magnolia stellatas in Karin’s Garden, ranging in colour from white through to pink. They are easily the most small garden friendly Magnolia and require no maintenance once established. Also, we just don’t get the kind of frosts that can wipe out the year’s blossom overnight. If you can plant yours so that the ground under the plant is in shade during the heat of a summer day, then that will help greatly in the long run.
Click here to view the Magnolia stellata “Jane Platt” page in Karin’s Garden.