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Magnolia stellata 'Royal star'
Royal star magnolia
Family: Magnoliaceae

This specimen may grow up to 15 to 20 feet with a spread of 10 to 15 feet. Fragrant white flowers containing twice as many petals, 25 to 30, as the species. It has a beautiful spring display of large, double white flowers. It has an upright branching habit. The flower buds are hardier because of their later blooming. The Royal star magnolia is best grown in normal garden soil in full sun to partial shade. It is grown in the spring. The foliage color is a dark green and then fall color is a golden-bronze. It has a very slow growth rate. You can find this specimen at the north end of the west entrance on campus.

Meredith Grimes

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