Plant Search » Result List

Magnolia virginiana 'Northern Belle'


Magnolia virginiana 'Northern Belle' is a very hardy sweet bay magnolia with long-lasting, fragrant white flowers.

Magnolia virginiana 'Northern Belle' is one of the hardiest cultivars of the species. Also known as sweet bay magnolia, this evergreen is also one of the most tree-like forms with larger fragrant flowers from May to July releasing sweet perfume across the garden. A spectacular specimen tree that suits full sun to partial shade. Grows happily from ordinary garden soils into wet conditions. Drought resistant once established. Very easy care. If you live in a colder part of the country all the way down to zone 4, and have been yearning for a magnolia, this one is your ticket! Could be deciduous in cold winters in colder zones. Tolerant of wet soils. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 15cm pots and about 6-12 inches tall.

Common Name: Sweet Bay Magnolia - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun, Full Shade

Height: 15-25'

Width: 10' and over

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open and shaded woodlands and in swampy areas along the Atlantic Coast from New York to Florida and east to Texas.

Award: AGM, GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

View All Plants of this Genus

Check Availability

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a representation of the plants we offer, have offered, and may offer again. However, it is not a live inventory of our stock. Not all plants will be available at all times or in every year. Use the link above to enquire about the availability of this plant. Additionally, we carry many plants that have not yet been entered into our database so please enquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Plants are available only for on-site sales at our nursery in Richmond, BC, Canada or for shipping within Canada. We do not ship internationally. However, if you are visiting the nursery from afar, we can arrange for the necessary permits and paperwork for you to take plants back with you to your country.