Star Magnolia

Magnolia stellata

This slow-growing tree is native to Japan and has been naturalized in parts of North America where it is grown for its beautiful spring flowers. Trees grow 4-6 m tall and bear fragrant, star-shaped flowers in late winter or early spring, prior to leaf emergence. Flower color varies from pink to white and changes with air temperatures.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous large shrub or small tree, growing up to 6 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
DC MD NY OH