Sweetbay Magnolia Tree

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Sweetbay Magnolia Tree

The Sweetbay Magnolia is a deciduous magnolia tree. You will find this Magnolia virginiana as a wonderful companion tree when planted near Crape Myrtles.

At one of our previous homes, we planted one of our Sweetbay Magnolias near our mailbox in full sun. From late spring to early summer, it became a daily treat to retrieve the mail with its 2 to 3 inch creamy white blossoms. The amazingly fragrant blossoms would entice us to linger for a moment to capture the lemon scented Victorian type fragrance. After 10 years of growth it stands as a magnificent specimen tree in the neighborhood.

The Magnolia Sweetbay Tree can be planted in almost any soil, from moist to wet, and will grow in much of the country with planting Zones 5 - 9.

sweetbay magnolia tree and flower


Sweetbay Magnolia is available in:

2.5 inch Pot

Quart Size Pot

Trade Gallon Container- Booking for Spring 2024. Sold out 2023.

Plants shipping to western states may be partially bare rooted for shipping.


  • Category: Trees, Container Grown Trees, Fast Growing Trees, Flowering Trees
  • Plant Type: Deciduous
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
  • Soil Condition: Well Drained, Moist, Wet
  • Bloom Season: Spring, Summer
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Mature Height: 30 - 50ft
  • Growth Rate: Medium-growing
  • Planting Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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