The star magnolia gives Park visitors a striking display of white, star-like flowers in spring. They have beautiful dark green foliage and are generally multi-stemmed. Places to view their spring beauty in HRPK are Chelsea Waterside Park and Greenwich Village.
Lifespan: Up to 120 years
Height: 15 – 20 feet
What makes star magnolias unique:
- In the wild, this magnolia is found along streams and in moist woody areas.
- Magnolia trees provide shelter and food for many different types of wildlife.
- Transplanting a star magnolia can be difficult due to its fleshy root system.
- The tree was introduced into cultivation in 1862.