- Creamy white flowers
- Late blooming flowers with light lemon scent
- Bright scarlet-red seeds, attracting many birds
- Zones 5 to 9
- Grows 10' to 20' with equal spread
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 5 - 9
The Sweetbay Magnolia can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Sweetbay Magnolia falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs
10' - 20' High
The Sweetbay Magnolia grows to be 10' - 20' feet in height.
10' - 20' Spread
The Sweetbay Magnolia has a spread of about 10' - 20' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This magnolia does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Sweetbay Magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet soils.
This magnolia has columnar, vase shape.
The Sweetbay Magnolia has glistening dark green leaves with a silver, "frosted" underside. The beautiful 2"-3" creamy white flowers have a light lemon scent and are visible in late spring and early summer. It is very elegantly shaped and is a good choice for a specimen or patio tree. Bright scarlet-red seeded fruit ripens in late summer attracting many birds. Prefers moist, acid soil with sun to partial shade. Grows 10'-20' high with equal spread. (Zones 5-9)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.