6141 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


  • 25g Sweetbay Magnolia
  • 25g Sweetbay Magnolia
  • 25g Sweetbay Magnolia

25g Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana


Semi-evergreen / grows 10-35' ht & sp 

Sweetbay magnolia is also called swampbay, or swamp magnolia. This tree is often grown as an ornamental landscape tree because of its attractive foliage, flowers, and fruit. It occurs naturally in moist and wet soils in wetland areas such as swamps and along streams and ponds. Sweetbay magnolia is a medium, semi-evergreen tree that grows with an open crown of sparsely spreading branches and is deciduous in the north.

The flowers are fragrant, showy, creamy-white blossoms that are visible in late spring and early summer. They are similar to but smaller than southern magnolia blossoms. Use as a specimen or focal point small tree. Hardy from zones 5 to 9. Native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the Eastern United States

Photo Credit: Pat Chadwick

  • Showy, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Colorful, Drought Tolerant, Wet Feet, Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Flowering Tree,
  • Hardy in zones 5 - 10
  • Full Sun, Part Shade,