This elegantly shaped flowering tree is a great choice for a specimen or patio tree. Sweetbay magnolia trees feature creamy white spring and summer flowers with a sweet, lemony fragrance and leaves that flutter in the slightest breeze to flash their silvery undersides. The fruiting cones consist of a group of pinkish-colored fruit that burst open to release the seeds when ripe.
|Bloom Period:||Late spring|
|Genus & Species:||Magnolia virginiana|
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||8 to 12 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to many soil conditions|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun, partial sun|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Our sweetbay magnolia came in great shape. It arrived on the promised day and when we got it out of the box we were very pleased to see that it was taller than advertised, had multiple stems, and was packed with roots below. Since the shipment happened to arrive in the morning, we already had it in the ground by that afternoon. Planting and mulching instructions were clear. It is now about three weeks since then and the tree has dropped all but about six leaves. However twigs remain green and numerous leaf buds are visible so we expect it to make a full recovery in its own time. We're in North Carolina, hardiness zone 8a..
The sweetbay magnolia arrived in good condition as far as I could tell. I planted it the next day according to your directions with plenty of mulch, and it has been watered frequently since. Temperatures have been up and down; hopefully it will do well through the winter, and I'll hope to see a healthy tree next spring.
Arrived in great shape. Good packaging and instructions. Planted and doing well.
Trees arrived in great shape and appeared healthy. Planted the following day and look great.
I love the sweet bay magnolias. This is the second one I have planted. The plant arrived carefully packed. I planted it immediately.