Post a reply

Avatar for SharonRenee
Nov 29, 2021 9:21 AM CST
Northeast TN
We are in Southwest Virginia and I saw two of these trees planted near a business. There are also some in a field nearby. They still had their leaves and they were still green and had a silvery tinge when they blew in the wind perhaps on the underside. I got out and looked at one and the leaf reminded me of the waxy green magnolia leaf but in the shape of a willow perhaps?
Thumb of 2021-11-29/SharonRenee/b56305


Thumb of 2021-11-29/SharonRenee/d8c7c4
Last edited by SharonRenee Nov 29, 2021 9:32 AM Icon for preview
Image
Nov 29, 2021 9:28 AM CST
Name: Phil
Lakeland Florida (Zone 9b)
Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Peppers Orchids Hibiscus Region: Florida Ferns
Container Gardener Butterflies Brugmansias Birds Keeper of Poultry
Beautifull trees....... I tip my hat to you.
God, Guns an Guts built America......lets keep all three.
Image
Nov 29, 2021 6:08 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
Might be Autumn Olive

https://extension.psu.edu/autu...
Image
Dec 2, 2021 10:35 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Farmer Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Dog Lover Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
I think you are looking at a Sweetbay Magnolia - Magnolia virginiana.

Those are fine plants for southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee - and a lot of other places in eastern North America. While they are native to wetter or swampier sites, they are perfectly well adapted to normal residential landscapes.

This plant blooms in June here with a lemony fragrant creamy white flower about 4 inches across, and quite prolifically. This a great plant to have near an outdoor seating area, especially if you can steer your downspouts toward it, where you can enjoy its appearance AND fragrance during summer months.

There are forms that are totally deciduous, and there are selected named varieties that hold their green leaves through the winter.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by JebobaTea and is called "Roses can be Orange, too"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.