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Cultural Details for Magnolia x acuminata 'Gold Star'

Common Name:
Gold Star Magnolia

Growth Rate:
Medium to fast, 10-15' over 4-6 years.Multistemmed

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Star shaped, light, creamy yellow flowers with 14 narrow tepals, open before the foliage.

Fruit Details:
Aggregate of follicles

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Bronze new growth, furrowed gray ridges with age.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Basically free of problems.

Native Habitat:
Hybrid origin

Other Features:
A cross of M. acuminata var. subcordata ‘Miss Honeybee’ x M. stellata

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled and burlapped or from a container in early spring into loamy, deep moist well drained slightly acid soil. Full sun or partial shade.

This plant was blooming:
4/7/2010 - 4/19/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.