Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 30-50 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20-25 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Magnolia virginiana
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Snowy White Blooms and Dense Shade
Why Sweetbay Magnolia Trees?
The Sweetbay Magnolia Tree delivers creamy-white blooms on a beautiful, dense shade tree. And this magnolia's stunning flowers burst in late spring and early summer, giving you a blizzard of blooms.
Often grown as ornamental or showpiece trees, the Sweetbay's beauty belies the strength within. This is one of the most pest resistant Magnolia Tree you can find. It can tolerate very moist soils and can even survive standing water. So, the glossy green leaves with a silver-tinted underside, signature for the Sweetbay, grow without much effort on your part.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the best part? Because we've planted, grown and shipped your Sweetbay Magnolia with absolute care, you get durable, long-lived growth. We've done the hard work ahead of time at our nursery so that you get a ready-to-grow Sweetbay, delivered right to your door with a healthier root system and more developed branching than you'd find at big box or other nurseries.
With the Sweetbay Magnolia, you get it all...full shade, vibrant flowers and disease resistance. Get your own Sweetbay Magnolia Tree today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Best plant by mail ever ordered
Plant is in excellent condition and was packaged well. Received order very quickly. Would order from this company again.
This was a gift for a coworker and went straight to her house. She said it arrived on time and in perfect shape. She was able to get it planted the same day and loves it so far!
I ordered this Magnolia, a Crape Myrtle, and a flowering plum tree, all within days of each other. The trees arrived quickly & in good condition. I planted them immediately. The flowering plum started getting leaves in 2 days! The magnolia, much smaller, took a few more days before buds appeared. The Crape Myrtle was just 2 sticks attached to a root. I didn’t see any buds, but I watered it every day, and after about a week, it started growing leaves. I’m VERY pleased & will be ordering more from Fast Growing Trees!
The tree came through the shipment fine. Looking forward to its leafing out.
Due to the Organic Plant Mix, MiracleGro Tree & Shrub Spikes are making my job easier. I know they are busy doing their theirs. Tree is doing great.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a location away from cement sidewalks or driveways. If possible, pick a spot on the Northside of your yard with a safe distance from the house. This will enable the maximum exposure to the sun, resulting in more blossoms.
Choose a site that is rich in organic matter and drains well. If desired, you can add compost into the planting hole and mix with soil. The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2 to 3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball. Position the tree in the ground and mix the soil with the compost. Hold the tree straight as you begin to back fill the hole, tamping down as you go to prevent air pockets from forming and then water to settle the soil. Apply some mulch after planting to moderate soil temperatures and moisture conditions.
2. Watering: Water the Sweetbay frequently during the root system’s early development, then periodically as necessary (in the first couple of growing seasons, water twice weekly or check the surrounding soil for dryness). Water just beyond the branch line to reach the full extent of the roots.
3. Fertilizing: You can feed your tree if new growth is noticeably slow. Use a controlled-release fertilizer formula, and be sure to follow the application instructions on the bottle for optimum effectiveness.
4. Pruning: Prune your Magnolia at the first sign of any dead leaves, branches or flowers. When pruning, remove the branch down to its base. Prune your tree to maintain the required shape as well as to keep the rapid growth of branches under control. Prune the lower branches as necessary as the tree grows.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 7-10 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|