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Magnolia stellata - (Siebold.&Zucc.)Maxim.
                 
Common Name Star Magnolia
Family Magnoliaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods in mountains. Found only in the mountains to the north-east of Nagoya[11].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded.

Magnolia stellata Star Magnolia


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Magnolia stellata Star Magnolia
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Physical Characteristics
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Magnolia stellata is a deciduous Shrub growing to 5 m (16ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Mar to April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Beetles.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Firewood, Pest tolerant, Specimen. Best grown in a warm position in a moderately rich free soil of an open texture[1]. Succeeds in acid or neutral soils in sun or part shade[184]. Tolerates alkaline soils so long as they are deep and rich in humus[188]. Prefers plenty of humus in the soil[11]. The branches are brittle so a sheltered position is required[200]. Very tolerant of atmospheric pollution[200]. Dormant plants are hardy to about -15°c[184]. The fleshy roots are easily damaged and any transplanting is best done during a spell of mild moist weather in late spring[182]. A very ornamental plant, the flowers start to be produced when the plant is only 2 years old and have a delicate sweet perfume[245], though they are easily damaged by frost or wind[1]. A number of cultivars have been developed for their ornamental value[200]. Plants are slow-growing[202]. Very closely related to M. kobus and possibly no more than a geographical form of that species[182]. Special Features: Not North American native, Fragrant flowers, Blooms are very showy .
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed must be kept cold over the winter and should be sown in late winter in a cold frame[200]. The seed usually germinates in the spring but it can take 18 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for at least their first winter. They can be planted out into their permanent positions when they are more than 15cm tall, though should be well mulched and given some protection from winter cold for their first winter or two outdoors. Layering in early spring[200]. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, early summer in a frame[202].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Joel Atherton Sun Apr 2 2006
If one flower-head's worth of petals are carefully collected, they can be steeped in a mug of boiled water. Do not boil the Petals, just cover with boiled water. If left for 10ish minutes and then the petals removed, it makes a wonderfully perfumed drink. Great for relieving tension, and relaxing. The magnolia water can also be used as a delicate handwash, leaving the hands smelling fresh and revitalised.
Elizabeth H.
issa Thu May 18 2006

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