University of Rhode Island

Magnolia virginiana

Sweet Bay Magnolia

Small multi stemmed open deciduous shrub. Leaves are green above, silvery below. White lemon-scented flowers in summer. Tolerates wet and even swampy soil. Shade tolerant. Requires acid soil. Marginally cold hardy. Native to Eastern US. 10-30’ x 10-20’.

Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

© Copyright Mark Brand, 1997-2001. Image courtesy of the University of Connecticut.

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