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Beautiful Flowers and Shrubs

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Royal Star Magnolia (7 of 14)

Buds are pink before opening
Late frosts may damage flowers
Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
Fertilize in late spring with acid-based fertilizer
Height: 10-12 feet; Width: 10-15 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8(9):
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; pruning is rarely needed, but can be done after flowering; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; pruning is rarely needed, but can be done after flowering; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; pruning is rarely needed, but can be done after flowering; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; pruning is rarely needed, but can be done after flowering; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; pruning is rarely needed, but can be done after flowering; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; pruning is rarely needed, but can be done after flowering; mulch in fall; flowering may be reduced in this warmer zone.

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