Sweet Bay Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana

Item 060427


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.

A handsome semi-evergreen tree with 2 to 3 in. creamy-white, lemon-scented flowers against a background of glossy green leaves. A lovely small patio, shade or specimen tree.

Price: $67.50
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I'm gardening in: Ashburn, VA 20149
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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 12 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Magnolia virginiana
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Design Ideas: Exceptional southeastern native that remains small and yet blooms well enough to become a carefree specimen. Perfect for smaller suburban landscapes where M. grandiflora is too large. Tall form is ideal for separating multistory homes or for shading sideyards. Integrate into woodlands or to add relief against fine textured evergreen conifers. A natural for historic sites in the South.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.


The fine wood of old trees is prised by craftsman for box wood and veneer.

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