Greenbay Sweetbay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana 'Green Shadow'

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: virginiana (vir-jin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Shadow

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Deciduous

Blue-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Peoria, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 20, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I just received the plant this year at about 3.5' tall. It seems to be growing well already and is ready to flower in the next couple weeks. This cultivar is most likely to be grafted and is only in single stem form. The leaves are typical of the species being dark green with a silvery underside. I have to wait to see how it handles the winter. The longer it is in the ground the more likely it will remain evergreen but have heard of dieback in zone 5a near Chicago from a source. In northern zones plant early in the growing season to get better established. Dieback will occur if planted late in the season. This is a likely selection from Don Shadow according to Mike Dirr.

Late winter 2011 Update* The tree has gone through a long couple months of below normal cold fo... read more