Botanical Name: Magnolia virginiana
Common Name: Sweetbay Magnolia
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Height: 10-20' Spread: 10-20' Habit/Form: Upright, spreading Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 5 to 9
Cultural Requirements: Full sun to part shade in moist, slightly acidic soil. Will also do well in wet to swampy sites. Heat and cold tolerant.
Ornamental Characteristics: A multi-stemmed shrub or tree with an open, loose canopy. Attractive, dark green lustrous leaves have a distinct silver underside. Creamy-white, lemon-scented, white flowers appear in late May. Attractive red fruits ripen in August.
Uses in the Landscape: A beautiful late flowering magnolia to use near a patio, entryway, or shrub border.
Plant tolerant of flooded areas for extended periods of time.
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