Magnolia virginiana var. australis 'Green Shadow' is a hardy sweet bay magnolia with fragrant white flowers for four months!
Magnolia virginiana var. australis is a hardy, medium-sized, single to multi-trunked, evergreen tree known as the sweet bay magnolia. Its cultivar 'Green Shadow' offers many interesting features. It has relatively large, 2-3 inch wide, cup-shaped, creamy white flowers with yellow stamens and a sweet lemony fragrance over a period of up to four months! The foliage is two-toned, green on top with silver undersides that flash in the breeze. Cone-shaped red-orange fruit follows the flowers. The bark is smooth and light grey. The tree will generally reach 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Adaptable to wet situations from wet feet to periodic flooding to swampy sites. Semi-evergreen in colder climates below zone 7. Could be deciduous in zone 5 in cold winters.
Common Name: Sweet Bay Magnolia - [RFT Pre-Order]
Family: Magnoliaceae (The Magnolia Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Width: 10' and over
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet
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
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