Sweetbay Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, or Swamp Magnolia
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium to fastMature Height - 10-20' in the North; to 60' in southern part of its rangeMature Width - 10-20' in the North; to 60' in the southern part of its rangeLongevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Creamy white, lemon-scented, 2-3" diameter, 9-12 petals, May-JuneFruit - Aggregate of follicles, 2"long, dark red, very handsome where the bright red seeds are exposedLeaf - Medium to dark green and shiny above, glaucous silvery-green beneath.Fall Color - Natural range of Zone 5-9, deciduous from zone 6 and colder (fall color yellow to yellow-brown), and evergreen from zone 7 and warmer.Bark - Other Features - Really a beautiful plant, especially when the sweet-scented flowers are openingPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Does well in wet and even swampy soils; also tolerates shade; seems to grow best in warm climates; requires acidic soil. Zone 5-9Native Habitat - Introduced 1688. Massachusetts to Florida, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas near the coast in swampy soilsDiseases and Insects - None serious, leaf miner on occasionStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.- Other plants of the family Magnoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Magnolia.- Other plants of the species Magnolia virginiana.