LIGHT: sun to partial shade [prefers afternoon shade] WATER: evenly moist [considered drought tolerant once established] SOIL: fertile + humus-rich + slightly acid + well-drained
Plant/Cultivar Origin: Japan | Richard Oldham - 1862
How to grow Royal Star Magnolias: . Select a location that provides the plant's growing requirements [sunlight, water, soil] . Plant in protected areas away from freezing winter winds . Water regularly until established and during dry spells for optimum performance . Fertilize in early spring with an acid-type fertilizer [keep away from base of plant] . Prune during the summer months if needed [blooms on previous year's growth] . Maintain a 2" mulch layer year-round to conserve soil moisture and minimize pesky weeds . Avoid unnecessary cultivation around plants once they're established
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