The pretty white flower of Magnolia stellata Waterlily in detail
The pretty white flower of Magnolia stellata Waterlily in detail
Magnolia stellata White Waterlilly flower
Magnolia Stellata White Waterlilly in flower on the Barcham Trees nursery

Magnolia stellata Waterlily multi-stem

Star Magnolia Waterliy

Estimated fully grown height

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Product Details

Small specimens are multi-stemmed and 1.5-2m tall.

Magnolia stellata Waterlily is a stunning, very small growing, Japanese Magnolia clone that flowers around 2 weeks later than the species, making it less susceptible to being damaged by late frosts.  This clone won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

The fragrant flowers of this cultivar of Star Magnolia are classic to the species, made up of dainty pure white petals that give a circular, star like, and mass display. They appear from numerous dainty velvety cases around mid-April, in advance of the foliage.  The leaves are small and bright green, turning to an attractive yellow in the autumn time.

At Barcham, we grow Magnolia stellata Waterlily as a small, multi-stemmed bush, in order to make the most of the profuse flowers.  This beautiful Magnolia will grow well on most free draining soils, but beware of planting on very alkaline soils.

A perfect choice for small gardens and borders that can be well teamed up with Amelanchier, Prunus, Malus and Crataegus species to give longevity to flowering.

Mature Height: 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.