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Magnolia virginianaMagnolia virginianaMagnolia virginiana

sweetbay magnolia

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 12-30'
Spread: 12-30'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white to cream
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; red; berry
Fall color: semi-evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy Organic

Habitat

forested wetlands, seeps, stream and pond borders, moist sandy woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont *
States: MD DE VA PA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

semi-evergreen; fragrant flowers; tolerates occasional flooding, some salt

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1226.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004