One of the best pink-flowering star magnolias. The flowers are pink in bud, opening blush-pink, and fading to white-pink. Has lighter-pink flowers than Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’. A strong, vigorous grower. Flowers early-spring in great abundance. Magnolia stellata ‘Dawn’ (Star Magnolia) is a deciduous tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 2.5m in 10 years.