A small evergreen tree in our area, sweetbay magnolias have lemon-scented flowers and blooms in spring forming bright-red seeds in the fall. This tree is a favorite among gardeners throughout D.C.
Size and Light Requirements
At home in sun or partial shade, this small tree will reach 15 to 20 feet in height in approximately 30 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C.