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Magnolia virginiana

Sweet Bay Magnolia

  • »  Spring bloomer
  • »  Lemon-scented flower
  • »  Birds love fruits

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Cup-shaped, lemony-scented creamy white flowers bloom in the spring. The waxy flowers pop against shiny, oblong, green foliage. Cone-line fruits have bright red seeds that mature in fall. Reblooms sporatically throughout the summer. Easy to grow and dependable. Perfect as a specimen tree in full sun. Massive spring bloom is riveting.

Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Early Summer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Magnolia virginiana

Thrives in full sun. Feed yearly with an organinc fertilizer. Prune immediately after bloom to control shape and size. Avoid heavy, invasive pruning and large branch cuts.