Magnolia 'Star Wars'
Star Wars Magnolia
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous tree, upright, 30 ft (9 m) tall and 15 (4.5 m) ft wide, strong central leader. Leaves dark green all summer. Flowers tulip-shaped, bright purplish-pink, outer tepals (petals) tend to roll inward as do those of one of its parents, M. liliiflora.
- Sun or part shade. Best in rich, well-drained soil. Protect from wind.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5?)6 From a cross of M. campbellii × M. liliiflora. This hybrid was developed and named by Oswald Blumhardt of New Zealand in the 1970s.