Pinkish to ruby blooms are the feature of this banana shrub hybrid. Banana scented flowers appear in late spring and are scattered into the summer and early fall. Full sun and shade adapted.
Stellar Ruby Magnolia (Banana Shrub) Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 8-9
Prefers Full Sun to Part Shade. Stellar Ruby Magnolia has dense, new rich light-green foliage to matures to dark green.
Water 2-3 times a week for the first growing season. Afterward, provide supplemental watering 1-2 times a week when rainfall is low.
Plant the Stellar Ruby Magnolia in moist well-draining garden soil for best results.
Fertilize yearly in spring with balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. For more rapid growth, reapply fertilizer every few months during the growing season.
Stellar Ruby Magnolia (Banana Shrub) Spacing Recommendations
Plant your Stellar Ruby Magnolia 3-4 feet apart for a seamless planting, Otherwise, space them 5-7+ feet apart for gaps between plants.