‘Stellar Ruby’

‘Stellar Ruby’

Magnolia figo Hybrid 'Stellar Ruby' PP29778

Magnolia (Michelia) are fabulous large evergreen shrubs or small trees and can be sheared into hedges. Stellar Ruby’s pink flowers smell like bananas and cover the plants in spring.

Sunset Zones

6–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

‘Stellar Ruby’ Features

Plant Dimensions

10-15' H x 6-8' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Coastal, Container, Hedge, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Aromatic, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Drought tolerance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Reblooming, Returns Year After Year, Salt Tolerance, Upright Habit


Dark pink flowers in spring, light reblooming

Flowering Season


‘Stellar Ruby’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in spring


None needed, but prune to desired shape after flowering


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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