A named variety of magnolia stellata, Royal Star is a strikingly beautiful tree because of its enchanting, delicately fragranted, snow white flowers , which have a slight pink hue and resemble large daisies. This particular magnolia is a small tree, with a height of 3m (10ft), so is ideal for planting on the patio in either a large container or planted in a small garden. Its leaves are a mid to light green colour and the tree is distinguished by its silky-type buds which once open reveal the flowers. In common with some trees, its flowers open prior to leaf opening and remain on the tree for a few weeks.
Our Magnolia trees are supplied at a height of between 0.80-1.20cm n a 7-15 L container, which means that the tree has a well-established root system and can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
If it is important to you that you have a Magnolia Stellata tree or a bush then please email us before purchase to check which you would receive.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
General Magnolia Information
Magnolias are generally a low maintenance tree that can tolerate a small amount of drought but not wet for too long so make sure the soil has good drainage. Frequent watering in Summer is better than one large drowning. Magnolias do not require a great deal of pruning but removing dead, diseased and crossed over branches is a good idea. Pick a good spot and do not move them as they may rebel against it by hiding the remote control or not being as vigorous as before. In summary they don't like to be moved/transplanted.
Arguably larger pots mean larger root balls and therefore more vigorous growth.