Sweet Bay

Magnolia virginiana



Small tree with showy, aromatic white flowers. Semi evergreen leaves and brilliant red ornamental fruit. Spicy, aromatic leaves. 10 to 30 feet tall. Blooms mid June. Wet to moist acidic soils. Prefers full sun but tolerates partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Sweetbay Magnolia, Southern Sweetbay
Plant Family:Magnoliaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:Late May to June
Fruit Timing:Early August to October
Global and State Rank:S5, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy, Loam
Soil Moisture:Wet, Moist
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet, Moist

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