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Sweet-bay Magnolia

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Common Name: Sweet-bay Magnolia

Botanical Name: Magnolia Virginiana

Plant Type: Tree

Plant Size: Up to 28 feet

Typical Bloom Time: May to July

The Sweetbay magnolia's attractive foliage, gorgeous flowers and bright fruit make it a popular ornamental landscape tree. Its green, leathery leaves feature a layer of fine white hairs underneath. Whether it is deciduous or evergreen depends on its climate.

Park Locations

North Woods

Mid-Park at the Ravine from 101st to 110th Street