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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay or Swamp Magnolia)
Lovely, lemon-scented, cup-shaped flowers appear mid-spring and bloom intermittently throughout the summer, followed in the fall by showy cone-like fruit. This elegant, semi-evergreen tree is native to the lowlands and freshwater swamps primarily along the Mid-Atlantic* and Gulf coasts.
*It is native to DC. It is common in the Coastal Plains of DE and VA. It is infrequent to rare in the VA Piedmont but is native to NoVA except to Fairfax County. It is rare in PA.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets