Sweetbay Magnolia

A small evergreen tree in our area, sweetbay magnolias have lemon-scented flowers and bloom 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.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $50 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Jenny Evans, Plant Image Library, David Winship, Karen Hibbard, Derek Ramsey