Royal Star Magnolia is a stunning flowering hedge with fragrant, double flowers in spring and lush green foliage in summer and yellow fall color. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5 and is very easy to grow.
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About Royal Star Magnolia
This is a hedge for those wanting to make a bold statement in the landscape. Royal Star Magnolia erupts into a multitude of fragrant blooms in mid-April. The flowers are large and star-shaped with double petals and a white to pale pink hue. The flowers are followed by lush green leaves that give a tropical feel to the hedge through the summer. In fall, the foliage turns bright yellow before falling for the winter. The branches are smooth and light gray, and are attractive even when bare. Fuzzy flower buds appear soon which also add interest. Royal Star Magnolia is easy to grow and has a wide hardiness range. It can be grown in USDA Zones 5-9. It tolerates a wide range of soil types and has some deer resistance. It grows well in full sun or partial shade, but tends to flower more profusely in sunnier locations and grows faster with partial shade. Since it is a deciduous hedge, it provides excellent privacy screening in the summer but allows light through the branches in the winter.
Top Qualities of Royal Star Magnolia
- 1. Incredible flower display in early spring
- 2. Lush green summer foliage
- 3. Summer privacy
- 4. Easy to grow
- 5. Wide hardiness range