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
Sweet at Magnolia
It arrived in rather poor shape but my husband is trying to revive it! With some plant fertilizer and water it may survive? We have to buy online because I am handicapped and unable to go to a nursery or big box store! We are just hoping they survive.
Jury is still out
Ok, the tree came in good condition. A few issues with shipping, but otherwise it seemed in good condition. I will say that the soil was in poor shape. It appeared that half the soil was missing and it was not in the sealed bag. There were weeds in the tree as well. This tree immediately went into the ground is some great tree and shrub soil I have. We bought this tree because of an idiot of a neighbor who waters his yard two times a day regardless of weather, season, or flooding. My North fence is a swamp because of it and no matter what we say/do, he refused to stop. Hence the Sweetbay Magnolia. This was the only tree I found in Texas that actually likes standing water, is not too invasive, and is nice to look at. Right now, I can see it is trying to grow, but still seems a bit stunted. Still a bit early, but I think this will do fine. I will let you know if it does not.
The shipping and packaging were very impressive. The trees arrived I great condition. I planted these in a water logged area in December - waiting for spring to see how they grow.
Saw Tooth Magnolia and delivery seamless
Arrived in good order and with good leaves and intact ...looks healthy and viable. Too early to give five star rating...but so fa so good
Sweet Bay Magnolia
After losing four Sweet Bays from another gardening site--they just never did well--I returned to an old favorite--Fast Growing Trees and what a delight! I bought three Sweet Bays in the last year and each is doing so well I feel as though I can breathe. Two are in the backyard and on in the front side yard. We have mercurial soil with an underlayment of heavy clay. We used clay breaker and other organic mixtures to help the trees along. I feel like a proud parent now!
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) 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|