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Henry Hicks Sweetbay Magnolia
Rich Citrus Scent on Huge Blooms!

Henry Hicks Sweetbay Magnolia

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Great for moist, even waterside, settings!

Evergreen and naturally columnar
Punctuate your landscape with a beautiful native tree offering months of fragrant blooms, wildlife-attracting seeds, and evergreen foliage. 'Henry Hicks' is a glorious selection of Sweetbay Magnolia with a columnar habit, suitable for use as a specimen, a woodland garden or border standout, or a waterside planting.

Reaching 10 to 20 feet high and wide after 10 years' growth, this tree delights with 4- to 6-inch leaves of bright green on the top, whitish green on the reverse. When the wind catches them, a charming two-tone effect is created. Glossy and disease-free, the foliage keeps 'Henry Hicks' attractive through winter.

Beginning in early summer and continuing all season and into fall, the flowers fill the garden with color and scent. A lemony aroma wafts from these large, ivory-white blooms, which dot the branches quite freely. Cut them to float in a bowl of water on the dining room table or the entryway, or enjoy their garden presence over several months. Stunning!

After the blooms pass, they are followed by red seeds that birds and other wildlife find simply delicious. Expect songbirds aplenty in 'Henry Hicks' for autumn and winter, feasting on the bounty left behind by the flowers!

'Henry Hicks' thrives in acidic, moist to damp soils, and is a good choice for waterside or bog plantings. In the wild, it grows in southern swamps and in low-lying areas where water accumulates. Virtually pest- and disease-free, it is quite adaptable to adversity, growing at a medium rate. Train it as a multi-stemmed, spreading tree, or keep the central leader and let it rise in a wide columnar fashion. It can even be espaliered.

This tree will take a season or two to begin blooming, and the number of blooms will increase with each passing year. Right at home in your garden, it thrives in full sun or partial shade, including the dappled sunlight of an understory planting. Find a special place for this magnificent native, and begin enjoying year-round color and distinctive architecture. Zones 5-9.

Genus Magnolia
Species virginiana
Variety 'Henry Hicks'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Columnar
Plant Height 10 ft - 20 ft
PlantWidth 10 ft - 20 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Cream, White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Foliage Interest, Privacy, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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