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Magnolia - SweetbayMagnolia virginiana
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10
Sweetbay magnolia is a graceful southern, evergreen to semi-evergreen, wide columnar tree, ideal for use as a patio tree or specimen. Trees appear to glimmer in the wind due to the whitish-green undersides of the leaves. The flowers tend to be slightly smaller, but absolutely beautiful with a profound lemony fragrance. The foliage of a sweetbay magnolia are less glossy in color when compared to other magnolias, but the underside is a silvery-gray in color making it appear to shimmer in the breeze. These trees are very adaptable but prefer full sun or part-shade and medium to wet soil. This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, reaching a maturity height of 40 to 50 feet and a 15-25 foot spread. It is suitable for USDA Zones 5-10 but note the species is deciduous in USDA hardiness zones 7 and 8 (evergreen farther south).
USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Magnolia tree arrived in excellent condition. Was very pleased.
Trees came in pors which I like. They are very healthy looking. We planted them yesterday. Hope they continue to grow and thrive