Sweet Bay Magnolia is famed for its dazzling creamy white flowers that bloom during Spring and Summer. Its flower is composed of 6 to 15 tepals and exudes a light scent of lemon. One interesting characteristic of its flower is that it opens during daytime and closes at night. During late Summer, this tree bears cone-shaped fruits with pinkish-red seeds. The stunning shape of Sweet Bay Magnolia adds elegance to your landscape and is a perfect pick for either a patio tree or a landmark. Its maximum height can reach up to 50 feet, with a width of 25 feet. Its foliage is not as shiny as the other kinds of magnolias but the silver gray color underneath its leaves makes it glitter in the wind. It can easily adapt to any environment but it grows best in wet soil with full sun or part-shade. One of its advantages against other trees is its resistance to occasional flooding. To achieve its maximum growth, you may use a fertilizer during its early years.
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