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Sale New Magnolia stellata  'Centennial Blush' (star magnolia)

Magnolia stellata 'Centennial Blush' (star magnolia)

$30.00
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Centennial Blush magnolia puts on a heavy flower show. The flowers are blush pink and fragrant like nice Italian soap. Each flower has a double row of petals so that it looks like a porcelain powder puff or (dare we say?) a chrysanthemum, like those in a Japanese print.

Dr. Michael Dirr, who bred the plant when at the University of Georgia, counted 50 to 60 tepals per flowers. That's a lot of tepals! Aside: magnolia "petals" are botanically called "tepals".

We are roused back to life when we see Centennial Blush flowering in the heart of winter. It's one of the first trees to flower every year - February in North Georgia, along with or just ahead of all the other early birds like saucer magnolia.

If you're looking for Centennial, this is a seedling of that cultivar and is a good replacement, due to its showier nature. It's a newer tree, so don't know ultimate size yet, but at estimated 20' tall it may be a little shorter than its parent.

Centennial Blush star magnolia is another First Editions® plant developed in Georgia.

  • if you get the winter blues this one will help pull you through with its winter flowers
  • it's one of the first trees to flower in winter even slightly ahead or at the same time as M. x soulangiana
  • very showy winter flowers - you won't miss them
  • small tree making it ideal for smaller spaces
  • one of the smallest magnolia trees making it ideal for smaller yards
  • fragrant flowers
Common Name
'Centennial Blush' star magnolia
Other Names
star magnolia
USDA Hardiness Zones
4a-9a
Size
small
Class
flowering tree
Shape
oval
Height
12-18'
Width
10-15'
Growth Rate
average
Flower Color
pink
Showy Flower?
yes
Flower Season
spring
Leaf Colors
  • Summer: medium green
  • Fall: yellow, bronze
Fall Leaf Color Quality
poor-medium
Ornamental Bark?
no
Bark Feature
smooth gray
Native to USA?
no
Native To
Japan
Soil Moisture Requirements
average garden
Soil pH Requirements
acid
Light Requirements
full sun, part shade
To Make It Thrive
Give Centennial Blush magnolia rich, well-drained soil. Full sun is required for best flowering.
Plant Patent
PP22,248
Does this flower before M. x soulangiana, saucer magnolia?
Yes, it tends to flower slightly before, sometimes there is overlap.

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