Swamp Magnolia Tree

Swamp Magnolia Tree

Swamp Magnolia Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Magnolia virginiana
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist to wet soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Conical narrow, rounded crown; multistemmed; upright spreading habit
Height:   10 to 60'
Weight:   10 to 20'
Leaf:   3 to 5" light gray green foliage; underside of leaf is blue-white to silvery
Flower/Fruit:   2 to 3" creamy white flowers with lemon scent from late spring to late summer; bright red seeds
Comments:    Native; often multi-trunk; smooth bark; shallow roots; aromatic spicy leaves and twigs; fruit attracts birds; larval food for swallowtails
Habit:   Evergreen to semi-evergreen
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