Star Magnolia

Common Name: Star Magnolia

Scientific Name: Magnolia stellata

Family: Magnoliaceae

Type: Deciduous

Native: No

Height: Up to 20 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained, Loamy

Description: The Star Magnolia is a deciduous shrub or small tree among the first to bloom in late winter to early spring. Known for its beautiful white flowers, the Star Magnolia is native to Japan and prefers to grow in full sun and moist, loamy soil. This photo of a Star Magnolia was taken along Mahan Lane at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.