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’|
|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|
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.