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Magnolia virginiana

Common Name: Magnolia, SweetBay

Dark green lustrous leaves above and silvery beneath in summer.  Semi-evergreen.  Creamy white, lemon scented flowers late spring to early summer 2" to 3"  diameter.  Bright red seeds exposed in August.  Handsome and graceful native tree.

More About Magnolia virginiana

  • Graceful, small native semi-evergreen tree.
  • Lemon scented fragrant creamy white flowers 2" to 3" in diameter.


15-25 ft


15-25 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 to 9

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Magnolia virginiana Characteristics


  • Fragrant
  • Great Foliage
  • Specimen
  • Naturalizing
  • Native


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Silver
  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium to fast

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant


  • White - Spring

Growth Habit

  • Upright