Flowery Tree in North GA

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Date Photo Taken: March 19, 2011
Location: Clayton, GA
Posted By: RBarnardus


Tree is full of beautiful light color blooms. Bumble Bees seem to love them. Has a light scent. tree is about 15 ft tall. Seems to have these little fuzzy “nubbs” along the branches near where the blooms are. not sure if they are future blooms or what. I noticed that first on the limbs before it ever bloomed at all.


  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Star Magnolia. Looks like a very nice specimen!
    Here is some more info http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/magnolia_stella.html

    March 20th, 2011 at 11:39 am
  2. Lyle Unregistered says:

    This is what is commonly called a Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata). And I believe it is the cultivar named “Royal Star”. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/cultivars/magnolia_stellata-royalsta.html

    March 20th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
  3. Southern Garden Coach Master Identifier says:

    This is a Magnolia stellata, or Star Magnolia. It is a large, slow-growing shrub native to Japan. In many years, if not most, the partially open buds will get burned by a sudden cold spell. This year we were spared that and have been able to enjoy great shows on these as well as the Saucer Magnolia, Camellia Japonica and other early bloomers. The fuzzy buds, by the way, are leaf buds that will be opening very soon.

    March 20th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

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