Burgundy Star

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Bred in New Zealand by leading magnolia breeder Mark Jury, Burgundy Star™ has large (up to 5 inch diameter) gorgeous claret red, lightly fragrant blooms which cover the tree in early Spring.

These flowering trees are spectacular specimen trees and grow well in most climates, tolerating all but the coldest temperatures; they perform best in full sun.

As a 10 year old tree it grows up to 11½ ft in height and 3½ ft wide. This tree is grown mainly for its outstanding large colorful flowers and upright columnar growth habit.


Key Features

  • Excellent landscape tree due to its large brightly colored flowers
  • Large flowers up to 5 inches in diameter
  • Quick to flower – flowers within the first few seasons
  • Stunning claret red colored blooms
  • Gorgeous healthy textured petals
  • Narrow upright distinctly columnar growth habit


Suggested Uses

Specimen plant for gardens and landscape plantings. Also ideal for courtyards or driveway plantings.


Growth Habit

Deciduous narrow upright columnar tree.


Flower Size

Superb blooms up to 5 inches across.


Mature Height

11.5 feet for 10 year old tree


Mature Width

3.5 feet for 10 year old tree



Cold hardy in USDA Zone 5


Flowering Period

Flowers before leaves are produced in early Spring


Number Of Flowers

Hundreds of flowers on a mature tree.


Flower Color

Claret red.



Opening bright green in Spring then maturing to a deeper green over Summer and turning a rich yellow in Fall.



Pruning is unnecessary, however, crossed or competing branches can be removed while the plant is young to improve its shape


Light Needs

Full sun


Water Needs

Average water requirements for medium to large tree



Apply 1 to 4 handfuls controlled release fertilizer (20:12:16) in Spring


Disease Tolerance

No particular disease problems.


Pest Issues

No particular pest problems


Special Care



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