Magnolia virginiana

(Magnolia, Sweet Bay)


$119.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Commonly called sweet bay magnolia, is native to the southeastern United States north along the Atlantic coast to New York. In the northern part of its cultivated growing range, it typically grows as either a 15-20′ tall tree with a spreading, rounded crown or as a shorter, suckering, open, multi-stemmed shrub. In the deep South, it is apt to be more tree-like, sometimes growing to 60′ tall. Features cup-shaped, sweetly fragrant (lemony), 9-12 petaled, creamy white, waxy flowers (2-3″ diameter) which appear in mid-spring and sometimes continue sporadically throughout the summer. Oblong-lanceolate shiny green foliage is silvery beneath. Cone-like fruits with bright red seeds mature in fall and can be showy.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Description

Easily grown in acidic, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, rich, organic soils, but, unlike most other magnolias, tolerates wet, boggy soils. Also does quite well in the heavy clay soils.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Magnolia, Sweet Bay

Botanical Name

Magnolia virginiana

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

35 ft.

Width

35 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

creamy white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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