Sweetbay Magnolia - Knowledgebase Question

Jackson, NJ
Question by annelou
February 16, 2003
Will a Sweetbay Magnolia tolerate periodically boggy soil, i.e., a site that is not very well drained? Will it also tolerate periodic drought?

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2003


This tree (Magnolia virginiana0 is sometimes called swamp magnolia and it is found in nature in moist to wet sites such as along streambanks, so it will tolerate a moist location. It will also tolerate some shade. Once established it will grow in soil with average moisture, but it resents drought. It would do best in a spot with an acid, evenly moist to wet soil with a high organic matter content.

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