Organic Sweetbay Magnolia Seeds - Graceful Tree Known For the Sweet Fragrance of its Flowers

Organic Sweetbay Magnolia Seeds - Graceful Tree Known For the Sweet Fragrance of its Flowers

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Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana
Sweet Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, Swamp Magnolia, Lowland Magnoliia

Description: Magnolia virginiana 'Sweetbay' also called Laurel or Swamp Magnolia is a medium, multi-stemmed, deciduous tree of loose, open upright habit in the North and deciduous, semi-evergreen forming a large pyramidal tree in the South. It is a graceful tree known for the sweet fragrance of its flowers. In the landscape, the Sweetbay Magnolia is excellent as a specimen for a specimen plant.
Habit: Deciduous
Height: 30 – 70 feet (Depending on Zone)
Spread: 20 – 40 feet (Depending on Zone)
Nitrogen Fixing: No
USDA Zones: 3b – 10a
U.S. Native: No
Plant Type: Large tree
Leaf: Alternate, simple, 6 to 10" leaves; reddish brown to golden yellow fall color
Leaf Color: Green
Flower/Fruit: 3 to 5" slightly fragrant purple to white in the inside flowers in spring; pinkish red seeds
Growth Rate: Fast
Shelf Life: 1 year cold & moist
Plant Use: Ornamental
Flower Color: Green
Comments: Do not over-dry seed. Do not leave seed exposed to direct sunlight, as it will decrease seed viability.
Pests and Diseases No pests or diseases are of major concern but occasionally bothered by scale as are other Magnolias.
Germination info: Seed requires 90-120 days cold moist stratification.
Pre-treatment: Required
Growth Rate: Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; does not tolerate drought or wet soil
Texture: Medium to coarse
Form: Pyramidal in youth; rounded to broad with spreading branches
Comments: Native; attract birds
Discussion: The foliage is bright green on the upper surface of the leaves with the undersides a white to silvery color that looks frosted. The autumn foliage is a mix of yellow, brown and green. The creamy white, lemon-scented flowers bloom late May to June and will continue to bloom sporadically during the summer. The 2 inch long aggregate fruit which ripens typically in August changes from green to red as it matures. The fruit is very handsome where the bright red seeds are exposed. The Sweetbay Magnolia is different than most magnolias in that it does well in wet even swampy soils. It prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade. In the North, it will grow 40-60 feet in height and 50-70 feet high in the South.

Materials: 15 Organic Sweetbay Magnolia Seeds