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Sweetbay Magnolia TreeMagnolia virginiana

85 reviews
  • Sweetbay Magnolia Tree
  • Sweetbay Magnolia Tree

    Sweetbay have lighter green foliage and less leathery leaves than Southern Magnolias.

  • Sweetbay Magnolia Tree

    Sweetbay have lighter green foliage and less leathery leaves than Southern Magnolias.

  • Sweetbay Magnolia Tree
  • Sweetbay Magnolia Tree
  • Sweetbay Magnolia Tree

* Images shown are of mature plants

Sweetbay Magnolia TreeMagnolia virginiana

85 reviews
Flowering Trees
Available Sizes:
  • 2-3 ft.
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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!

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Magnolia virginiana
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-10 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
5-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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I recommend this product

Sweetbay magnolia

Love the tree! Came in pretty quick and healthy. Will definitely continue to buy from y’all

United States United States
I recommend this product

Great �

The packaging is the best. The tree arrived healthy and in great shape.

Nicole H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far so good

Came packaged well and in good shape, like everything else we have ordered from FGT. Seems to be doing well, but hasn’t put out a lot of new growth or anything just yet. Excited to see how she is doing in another year or so!

Andrew V.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Here… take my credit card

I was shocked when I opened the box. The tree had blooms on it and a few buds. It seriously looked like I purchased it from a local nursery. It was packed with extra care and I could tell the company went the extra mile to assure healthy, beautiful trees.

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Vidyanand A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

This nursery sells strong healthy plants. 5 stars

I Bought sweet Bay Magnolia from this nursery.. This is now post 2nd winter in NJ. I usually do not write reviews. But this nursery has made me write one. The magnolia baby is very very sturdy and strong. It already gave us 7 fragrant flowers and new buds are appearing. I am sure the plant is going to turn into a strong tree. new leaves new buds .. it loves water .. i love this plant so I use plant tone, cow manure and small amount of Dr. Iron because of bad non draining soil I got.. I also bought 2 Yoshino trees from this nursery and they look strong healthy too. They this year first time gave 2 tiny flowers each.. they take time to mature so understandable.