Sweetbay Magnolia ‘Jim Wilson’ MOONGLOW

Arbor walk #57

Native to the Atlantic coast of the United States, the Sweetbay Magnolia MOONGLOW features creamy white flowers which bloom late spring and into summer, and are known for their sweet ‘lemony’ scent.

 Name Sweetbay Magnolia ‘Jim Wilson’
Latin Name Magnolia virginiana ‘Jim Wilson’
Type Adaptive
Diameter 2.5 caliper Multi Stem
Color of Leaf Dark green turns to yellow brown
Shape of Leaf 5″ oblong and simple
Color of Flower Creamy white
Shape of Flower Sparse 2-3″ diameter
Fruit Characteristics 2″ long red aggregate
Bark Characteristics Dark grey, smooth
Foliage Type Deciduous

The ‘Jim Wilson’ cultivar features large pink flowers, a distinct fruit that is cone-like in shape, better cold resistance, as well as more vigorous upright growth compared to the native species tree. Classified as a semi-evergreen, it will lose its glossy leaves for only a brief period of time during the winter. Also known as ‘Swamp Magnolia’ this small tree is best planted in shady areas, and is great for wet sites and outdoor patios. 

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