Sweetbay Magnolia, Sweet Bay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana var. australis 'Perry Paige'

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: virginiana var. australis
Cultivar: Perry Paige
Additional cultivar information:(PP17814, aka Sweet Thing)
Hybridized by Boyd/Dodson
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Knoxville, Tennessee

Morrison, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 30, 2007, otis from Morrison, TN wrote:

A good friend of mine George Dodson found this different looking Sweetbay Magnolia in some seedlings. I was able to successfully propagate it asexually by cuttings. The original selected seedling is now 17 years old and is about 9 feet tall and about 8 feet wide. The original selected seedling is very dense and full of foliage. The foliage is retained year round. The original selected seedling has experienced temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. It has also been underwater for an extended period of time 4 times. The plant showed no damage and retained its foliage with good color. The flowers are white and it blooms periodically through the growing season. We have named this Magnolia 'Sweet Thing'. Patent Pending