The star magnolia is a stylish eye-catcher in the garden
Magnolia stellata is the botanical name of the elegant star magnolia. The
bushy small shrub with its snow-white blossoms adorns front gardens with an almost
front gardens with almost regal grace. The magnolia does not make any great demands and will
and will give pleasure for many years.
The crown blossoms early in the year
In Asia, the magnolia has been cultivated as an ornamental plant for centuries.
Even before the leaves emerge in March, the star magnolia opens its pure white flowers.
pure white flowers, which exude a wonderful fragrance. They form
star-shaped on the branches and have a cone-shaped pistil. Magnolia
stellata is one of the first ornamental shrubs of the year to blossom with a rich
with their abundant blossoms until April. In contrast to the
contrast to the pure white is the yellowish-green, hairy bark, which makes the shrub a real
makes the shrub a real eye-catcher. After the flowering, the elongated leaves develop
with their matt green colouring. The deciduous foliage of the magnolia turns yellow-brown in autumn and
autumn and also makes the plant look good in the second half of the year.
in the second half of the year.
The star magnolia grows slowly but steadily
Magnolia prefers a sunny to semi-shady spot that is protected from the wind.
situated. A nutrient-rich and loose soil that provides even
moisture without waterlogging is sufficient. Typical of the growth habit of the
Magnolia stellata is its dense branching just above the ground and its broad crown.
broad crown. Due to its relatively slow growth, the stellate magnolia reaches its maximum height of
reaches its maximum height of 2.5 metres only after 20 to 30 years. So when you buy a
magnolia, give it time. But it will enjoy flowering right from the start.
from the beginning.
Magnolia stellata also looks good in a tub
This ornamental plant not only unfolds its full beauty in the ground, it can also be cultivated in a tub.
it can also be cultivated in a tub. The prerequisite is regular watering,
a location sheltered from the wind and good protection in winter. Even though the
magnolia is hardy, the conditions are different when it is grown in a tub.
While natural protection is provided in the ground, the roots cannot anchor deep enough in a pot.
roots cannot anchor themselves deep enough in a pot. You should therefore protect the pot from frost
protect the plant from frost and wrap it in fleece.
The magnolia needs little care
You can plant the star magnolia all year round as it is grown in a pot.
grown in a pot. However, do not plant it too deep, and avoid
avoid intensive soil cultivation, as it may be sensitive to this.
sensitive to this. In spring, the star magnolia will be happy to receive a compost
or a little horny grit, otherwise a loose, moist soil is sufficient.
The Star Magnolia is a deciduous shrub that grows to a maximum height of
a maximum height of 2.5 metres, it remains relatively small. Magnolia stellata
branches very shortly above the ground and then forms a broad crown.
The yellowish-green, hairy bark is a great contrast to the snow-white flowers, which star in spring.
white flowers that form a star shape on the branches of the star magnolia in spring.
The strong, matt green foliage appears when the flowers are over and enchants with a yellow-brown
and is enchanting with its yellow-brown colouring in autumn. The plants are grown in pots,
so you can use these plants all year round.