Tree Type: Sweetbay Magnolia while it may not produce as many blooms as other magnolias, the Sweetbay Magnolia should not be counted out of your landscape plans. This tree flowers late in the spring, avoiding much of the frost that can spoil a blooming tree’s beauty. It also attracts a wide variety of songbirds with its fall fruit. This elegantly shaped flowering tree is a great choice for a specimen or patio tree.

Growth Rate: 
Medium to Fast Growth Rate

Mature Size:  Grows to a heights of 10'-20' and a spread of 10'-20' at maturity.

Sun Preference: 
Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Preference:  The sweetbay magnolia grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and wet soils. It will tolerate periodic flooding.

Zone: 5-9