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HENRY HICKS SWEETBAY MAGNOLIA
Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Has fragrant Flower.
Additional Common Names
HENRY HICKS SWEETBAY MAGNOLIA, HENRY HICKS SWAMP MAGNOLIA
Columnar or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red Follicle, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches) Wildlife use it.
Bark Brown, Blocky.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Scales and Weevil, Armillaria and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Attracts Birds and Mammals.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
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