Magnolia virginiana, commonly called sweet bay magnolia, is native to the southeastern United States north along the Atlantic coast to New York. Var. austrlis is primarily found in the far southern United States and is distinguished from the species by having a layer of woolly, white hairs on the pedicles (flower stems) and new growth. Plants also tend to be larger and more reliably evergreen than the species. It has beautiful, fragrant, cream-colored flowers in spring.
Excellent specimen tree for the lawn or shrub border. Also effective in foundation plantings, near patios, terraces or on the periphery of woodland areas. Often planted in parks. Will grow in wet locations such as low spots or near ponds or streams.
6 – 8″ liner