TREE: Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay Magnolia)

Magnolia virginia

Photo © Christa Watters

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Lovely, lemon-scented, cup-shaped flowers appear mid-spring and bloom intermittently throughout the summer, followed in the fall by showy conelike fruit. This elegant, semi-evergreen tree is native to the lowlands and freshwater swamps primarily along the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf coasts. More information . . . 

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