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HENRY HICKS SWEETBAY MAGNOLIA
Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks'

Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks' Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks' Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks' Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks'

Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Magnoliaceae

Additional Common Names

HENRY HICKS SWEETBAY MAGNOLIA, HENRY HICKS SWAMP MAGNOLIA

Tree Characteristics

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.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Magnolia virginiana 'Henry Hicks' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 21, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/magnolia-virginiana-henry-hicks >

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