All Posts   Posted:   March 6, 2013 by Linda Kay Harrison

With the warming temperatures of spring come the much welcomed buds on early blooming shrubs.  One of the most regal of these is the Royal Star Magnolia.

In early to mid-March, this imperial beauty’s large, double white flowers appear on bare branches before the glossy green leaves appear. Large, fuzzy silver buds open to bright white flowers that burst from the branches like exploding stars. The flowers are usually 3 to 4 inches across with up to 25 long narrow petals.

The Royal Star Magnolia is wonderful set out in the landscape, but it’s also a great choice to plant up close where you can enjoy its dainty perfume and large flowers. It’s an excellent choice for cottage gardens, all-white gardens, and Asian gardens.  It takes well to pruning, but is also lovely when left in its natural shape which tends to be an oval about 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide.

Considered pest free, the Royal Star Magnolia is a low maintenance shrub that likes fairly moist fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.  To prolong the blooms, plant your magnolia in a location that is not excessively windy.  For the healthiest plant, amend your soil with Black Forest Compost and fertilize with Dr. Earth’s Organic Starter fertilizer.

Come in to any of Dennis’ 7 Dees garden centers where our knowledgeable employees can help you find Her Royal Star-ness, and everything you need to grace her courtyard.

With the warming temperatures of spring come the much welcomed buds on early blooming shrubs.  One of the most regal of these is the Royal Star Magnolia.

In early to mid-March, this imperial beauty’s large, double white flowers appear on bare branches before the glossy green leaves appear. Large, fuzzy silver buds open to bright white flowers that burst from the branches like exploding stars. The flowers are usually 3 to 4 inches across with up to 25 long narrow petals.

The Royal Star Magnolia is wonderful set out in the landscape, but it’s also a great choice to plant up close where you can enjoy its dainty perfume and large flowers. It’s an excellent choice for cottage gardens, all-white gardens, and Asian gardens.  It takes well to pruning, but is also lovely when left in its natural shape which tends to be an oval about 15 ft. tall and 12 ft. wide.

Considered pest free, the Royal Star Magnolia is a low maintenance shrub that likes fairly moist fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.  To prolong the blooms, plant your magnolia in a location that is not excessively windy.  For the healthiest plant, amend your soil with Black Forest Compost and fertilize with Dr. Earth’s Organic Starter fertilizer.

Come in to any of Dennis’ 7 Dees garden centers where our knowledgeable employees can help you find Her Royal Star-ness, and everything you need to grace her courtyard.