Magnolia virginiana 'Green Shadow' (low-branched)

Green Shadow Sweetbay Magnolia

Grown as a low-branched standard tree this selection of Sweetbay Magnolia works well with under-plantings or in naturalized settings. Green Shadow has been growing for 35 years in Don Shadow's nursery where it's kept its leaves through -15 degree temperatures. The 2" diameter, white flowers are lemon scented and will easily flower for 4 months during the summer.

Category: Medium flowering tree; broadleaf evergreen
Hardiness: 5 to 10
Foliage: Medium green upper; distinct silver underside that flashes in the wind
Flower: Green Shadow Sweetbay Magnolia has small, pure white, fragrant, abundant flowers and a long flowering season
Fruit: Interesting cone-like in reddish and orange hues
Bark: Smooth, light gray
Winter Interest: Evergreen in zone 7 and south; semi-evergreen in colder areas
Texture: Medium
Shape: Oval
Mature Size: 35' tall by 18' wide
Growth Rate: Slower than some Sweetbays
Adaptability: Acid soil a must for Magnolia virginiana Green Shadow; thrives in wet situations from wet feet to periodic flooding to swampy sites; grows well in soils with average moisture
Native Habitat: Native to the Southeastern US