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Sweetbay Magnolia

Magnolia virginiana

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Description

Family:
Magnoliaceae

Foliage: 
n/a

Native Locale:
Massachusetts to Florida, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas

Mature Height:
North part of range 10 to 20 feet; Southern part of range 10 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
North part of range 10 to 20 feet; Southern part of range 10 to 60 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 9

Soil Preference:
Does well in wet and even swampy soils; also tolerates shade; seems to grow best in warm climates; requires acid soil

Growth Habit:
Small; multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub of loose, open, upright spreading habit in the North; deciduous, semi-evergreen to evergreen in the south and forming a large pyramidal tree

Rate of Growth:
Medium to Fast

Disease and Insect:
None serious; leaf miner on occasion, chlorosis is the worst malady

Landscape Value: 
n/a

Additional Notes:
n/a

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