Common Name: Star Magnolia
Scientific Name: Magnolia stellata
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.