The leaves of the Sweetbay Magnolia are a gleaming dark green with a frosted silver underside. Late spring and early summer bring forth the 2"-3" creamy white blooms with a faint lemon smell. It has a beautiful form and is suitable for use as a specimen or patio tree. In late July, the bright scarlet-red seeded fruit ripens, attracting a large number of birds. It thrives on wet, acidic soil in full sun to moderate shade.
Botanical Name : Magnolia virginiana Northern
Common Name : Sweetbay Magnolia
Height : 10- 20 ft
Spread : 10 – 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 90-120 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 6+
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 563