Magnolia stellata    (syn. Magnolia kobus var. stellata)
(mag-NO-li-a ste-LAH-ta) *
(stellata: star-like, referring to the flowers)
Magnolia blossom
 
Usually the first magnolia to bloom in spring, this is also a popular choice because
it will flower when only 2 to 3 years old.
 
A deciduous shrub/tree, 15 to 20 feet by 10 to 15 feet, this native of Japan has been cultivated there for centuries.
 
Prefers sun to part shade.
 
Plant in peaty, organic soil in a location that will protect the flowers from damage in inclement spring weather.
 
Location on campus:
On the southwest corner of New Physical Education
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.