Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’ is part of the Magnoliaceae family of plants. They also call it the Star Magnolia or Magnolia kobus var. stellata. It is a small deciduous tree, native to Japan. It grows to about 20ft or 6m tall.
They usually grow it as a shrub. Magnolias were named after Pierre Magnol, (1638-1715) French botanist. Stellata means star-like referring to the flowers.
It flowers in late winter or early spring. The flowers are star-shaped and white. Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’ variety has about 36 long narrow petals. The foliage is dark green and elliptic. They turn yellowish color in autumn. It produces red seeds.
How to grow Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’:
Grow Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, organically rich, and well-drained soil. Shelter it from strong wind. Keep the soil every moist as it dislikes too dry or too wet.