Native to the Atlantic Coast of the United States, the Sweetbay Magnolia features creamy white flowers which bloom late spring and into summer, and are known for their sweet citrus-like scent. 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 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.
|Common Name||Sweetbay Magnolia|
|Latin Name||Magnolia virginiana|