It is an upright, deciduous, large evergreen shrub or small tree to 5-20 ft tall and wide. It should be planted in full sun and is hardy in USDA Zone 5-9, making it a great choice for gardeners in many parts of the country.
Magnolia 'Goldstar' prefers regular water, but is tolerant of occasional dry spells. Plants grown in containers will require more frequent watering than plants grown in the ground. This magnolia will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators to the garden. To keep the plant looking its best, trim the flowers and dead head after blooming. Prune in spring to shape the plant and remove any undesirable branches.
This beautiful plant is cold hardy at least to the low 30s F for a short time. In cold climates, plants grown in containers should be brought indoors in winter or taken to a protected area such as a greenhouse. Plants grown in the ground may need protection depending on the severity of the winter. Mulch and shelter from cold winds can help protect the roots from frost.
Magnolia 'Goldstar' has been a favorite of gardeners for generations, and with good reason. Its bold yellow and white flowers, fast growth, and hardiness make it a great addition to just about any garden. With the proper care and protection, it will continue to delight gardeners for years to come.