Keltyk Sweetbay Magnolia is a mid-sized evergreentreewith an upright habit and uniquely fine textured foliage with silvery undersides that lends to an almost fluffy appearance. Its large sweetly fragrant white flowers bloom in abundance from from late spring into summer. Best color infull sunand moist, slightly-acidic, well-drained soil. Tolerates both drought and wet soils.
Magnolia virginiana is a host plant for the Tiger, Spicebush, and Palamedes Swallowtail butterflies as well as the Sweetbay Silkmoth. The seeds, sap, and nectar of attracts pollinators and small mammals as well.
35' - 40’
20' - 35'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 10
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Regular water in first year.
LANDSCAPE USES:Specimen or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Privacy Screen, and Foundation Plantings.