Sweetbay Magnolia

Sweet Magnolias in NEOhio... Blooming!

Most individuals associate magnolias blooming with early Spring but those are not magnolias that are currently in bloom.  The magnolias blooming which are capturing the attention of NEOhio plant lovers are the lesser noticed Magnolia virginiana commonly called Sweetbay, Laurel or Swamp Magnolia.  Sweetbay Magnolia (SBM) is an excellent native tree that is not nearly as well-known or used as often in landscapes as other magnolias.  The native range of SBM extends mostly along the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains beginning at Long Island and heading south all the...

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Erik Draper