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Sweetbay Magnolia

Sweet, Vanilla-Scented Blooms

Dark green leaves, creamy-white flowers and a heavenly fragrance make Sweetbay Magnolia one of the most popular flowering trees! Great for specimen planting, it's sure to attract attention to your yard, especially when it's in full bloom. Deciduous tree, evergreen in southern regions. Grows 25 to 50 ft. tall. Blooms midsummer.

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  • Botanical Name: Magnolia virginiana
  • Height: 25 - 30 feet, up to 50 feet in the South.
  • Spacing: 20 - 25 feet.
  • Depth: 3-5"
  • Spread: 20 - 25 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Creamy White.
  • Foliage: Oblong-lanceolate shiny green foliage is silvery beneath. Foliage is evergreen to semi-evergreen in the south. Deciduous in north.
  • Blooms: Mid Summer
  • Fruit: Bright red seed cones in Fall.
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: Round, deeply cupped blooms, 2 1/2" across with 9-12 petals.
  • Soil Requirements: Wet Soil
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: Remove ill placed branches when as small as possible. It is much easier to remove crossed branches when young. Late winter or early spring. Some can be done in late summer to prevent bleeding of sap.
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Comments: Stands out in the landscape with leaves that are distinctively shiny dark green. A prominent place in the landscape is a must to enjoy the full effect of these wonderful trees. The sweet fragrance of the blossoms in Summer is described as vanilla scented while others have described it as lemon or rose scented. Regardless of the scent description, the experience of growing and enjoying these shiny leaved magnolias is a good one!

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