Sweetbay Magnolia Flowering Ornamental Tree (1-2′)

October 19, 2019 - Comment

The Sweetbay Magnolia Tree (Magnolia Virginiana) has glistening dark green leaves with a silver underside that has a frosted appearance. The 2″-3″ creamy white flowers have a light lemon scent and are visible in late spring and early summer. It is very elegantly shaped and is a good choice for a specimen or patio tree.

The Sweetbay Magnolia Tree (Magnolia Virginiana) has glistening dark green leaves with a silver underside that has a frosted appearance. The 2″-3″ creamy white flowers have a light lemon scent and are visible in late spring and early summer. It is very elegantly shaped and is a good choice for a specimen or patio tree. Bright scarlet-red seeded fruit ripens in late summer attracting many birds. Prefers moist, acid soil with sun to partial shade. They grow at a medium rate, with gains of anywhere between 13 to 24″ per year, and will reach 10′-20′ high at maturity with an equal spread. Magnolias can be trained as a tree form as well as a hedge or shrub, depending on your liking. The fruit is eaten by gray squirrels, white-footed mice, turkey and quail as well as a variety of songbirds including vireos, towhees, northern flicker and blue jays. HEIGHT: 10-20’WIDTH: 10-20′ Prefers full sun to partial shade The sweetbay magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and wet soils. It will tolerate periodic flooding. Zones: 5-9 What you are purchasing is a Sweetbay Magnolia Tree at 1-2 feet wrapped in soil and paper for easy planting. Handle with care.

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