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Sweetbay Magnolia

Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Average shipping height: 2'-3'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $16.99
    Reg. Price $21.99
  • Potted - 1 gallon container
    Member Price $49.99
    Reg. Price $59.99
  • Potted - 3 Gallon Container
    Member Price $89.99
    Reg. Price $99.99
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While it may not produce as many blooms as other magnolias, the sweetbay magnolia should not be counted out of your landscape plans. This tree flowers late in the spring, avoiding much of the frost that can spoil a blooming tree’s beauty. It also attracts a wide variety of songbirds with its fall fruit.

  • Produces creamy white flowers with light lemon scent
  • Yields scarlet-red seeds, attracting many birds
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3' for bare-root or 1 gallon pot
  • 3-gallon container will be delivered at a height of 3'– 4'
The Sweetbay Magnolia Grows in zones 5 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality



Growth Speed

Medium to Fast

Scientific Name

Magnolia virginiana

Mature Height

10' - 20'

Mature Spread

10' - 20'

Shipping Height


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

The fruit is eaten by gray squirrels, white-footed mice, turkey and quail as well as a variety of songbirds including vireos, towhees, Northern flicker and blue jays.

Planting Instructions

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