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Magnolia virginiana 'Tensaw' /Tensaw Sweetbay Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana 'Tensaw'  / Magnolia virginiana 'Tensaw'
Small, leathery leaves on young plant at the Mobile Botanical Garden
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Small, leathery leaves on young plant at the Mobile Botanical Garden

Young tree

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Scientific Name: Magnolia virginiana 'Tensaw'
Common Name: Tensaw Sweetbay Magnolia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is selection that is reported to be considerably more dwarf than the regular sweetbay magnolia. Mature trees are pyramidal in form. The leaves are about one-third the size of the regular species and the undersides of the leaves are silvery.