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Magnolia virginiana


 

Magnolia virginiana
Sweetbay magnolia

Native to the southern US, this semi-evergreen to evergreen species with glossy bright green foliage forms an excellent small to large tree. In the South, it tends to be a medium or even large evergreen tree while in the North it's a small semi-evergreen tree.

Habit:Rounded-pyramidal to broad-pyramidal, single or multi-stemmed, open
Size:20-60' high
Color:Dark glossy green above with white leaf undersides that show in the wind
Texture:Medium
Hardiness:Zone 5b/6a USDA
Habitat:Massachusetts - Florida - Texas - Arkansas
Family:Magnoliaceae

 
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