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Magnolia virginiana /Sweet Bay Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana  / Magnolia virginiana
Foliage, flower, and seed cone
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Foliage, flower, and seed cone

Typical upright growth form of a mature tree

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Foliage and seed cones

Wind blowing the foliage to expose the silvery colored underside of leaves

Young handsome tree

Seed cone and yellow-green foliage

Seed cone

Typical form of the sweet bay magnolia

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Scientific Name: Magnolia virginiana
Common Name: Sweet Bay Magnolia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Performs well in a wide range of soil conditions from moderately wet to slightly dry. Leaves are medium green above and silvery beneath. It may be semi-evergreen in cold climates. It has fragrant flowers and birds eat the mature, red seeds.