Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
40-50 ft H 15-20 ft W
Creamy white flower 4-6 inches wide, fragrant, pollinated by beetles.
Bloom Time Notes:
Simple, alternate, green above and whitish below, 3–6 inches long and 1–2 1/2 inches wide.
A cone like structure holds flesh red seeds; the cone can be reddish when forming and very showy.
Birds like the fleshy seeds.
Open woodlands, Shaded woods, Swamps
Sun or Shade:
Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) is a graceful southern, evergreen to semi-evergreen, ideal for use as a patio tree or specimen. Trees glimmer in the wind due to the whitish-green undersides of the leaves.
Other Common Names: Swampbay, swamp magnolia
Other Scientific Names: Magnolia virginiana var. australis, Magnolia virginiana var. parva