A group of sweet bay magnolia, magnolia virginiana, trees in pots.
A close up of a white magnolia virginiana flower.

Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia)

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Magnolia virginiana (Sweet Bay Magnolia) is a small, native, deciduous to semi-evergreen flowering tree that thrives in wet, partially shaded areas. Sweet bay magnolia matures to 10-20' tall and wide, though in warmer areas further south, it can get much larger.

From mid spring to mid summer, Magnolia virginiana produces creamy white flowers with a lemony fragrance, which are followed by strange-looking fruit pods with red seeds in the late summer that are attractive to birds. Sweet bay magnolia makes for a wonderful choice as a specimen tree or for use in a rain garden.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., Straight Species, and Native to Eastern Shore
Mature Tree Height: Medium: 15 to 30 feet
Semi-evergreen and Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring and Summer
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Features: Fragrant, Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, and Attracts Wildlife
Tolerances: Wet Soil Tolerant
Garden Type: Rain Garden, Woodland Garden, and Wetland Restoration

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