How big does a sweetbay magnolia get?

Mature Size The sweetbay magnolia grows to a height of 10–20′ and a spread of 10–20′ at maturity.

Is the sweetbay magnolia a messy tree?

Sweetbay magnolia is the latest native plant blooming in my garden. Fortunately, it’s not the same as southern magnolia, a huge evergreen tree that drops messy leaves and pods throughout the year.

Are sweetbay magnolias evergreen?

Sweetbay magnolia is semi-evergreen, meaning it will lose its leaves for only a short time during winter (as it’s beginning to do in the photo to the right).

Can you keep a sweetbay magnolia small?

The magnolia can be pruned to keep it a smaller size.

How long do Sweetbay magnolias live?

80 years
How long does a sweetbay magnolia live? You can expect 80 years or more from a sweetbay magnolia that remains healthy and is growing in ideal conditions.

How much sun does a sweetbay magnolia need?

It prefers a more protected location, avoiding wind-swept areas. Although it blooms more profusely in full sun (6 hours of direct sun), it does well in partial sun too (4 – 6 hours). Like other magnolias, Sweetbay needs a well-drained acidic soil, although it does surprisingly well in heavy clay soil.

How long do sweetbay magnolias live?

Are Sweetbay magnolias good trees?

Sweetbay magnolia is a late-blooming tree native to the eastern United States. It has fragrant, creamy-white flowers and glossy, dark green leaves with silvery undersides. This small tree is an excellent choice near patios, wood edges, and shrub borders.

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Are Sweetbay magnolia roots invasive?

The answer is yes and no. While the roots are not necessarily invasive, you may get magnolia tree root damage when the trees grow too close to your house. Most tree roots seek a water source, and magnolia tree roots are no exception.