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Order: Magnoliales
   Family: Magnoliaceae
            Genus: Magnolia
                        Specie: stellata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil

Features: Fragrant, ivory white, strap-like flowers on bare wood in late winter

Uses: Woodland gardens Specimen shrub Shrub borders Foliage contrast Flower contrast

Zones: 5?9

Description: From the highlands of the Japanese island of Honshu, this is regarded by some specialists as a variety of Magnolia kobus but of garden origin. It is a large, deciduous rounded shrub to 15 ft (4.5 m) with a spreading crown. Clusters of fragrant ivor

Growth Habit: Spreading bushy habit

Comments: Many different flower color cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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