Magnolia virginiana 'Northern Belle' Sweetbay
Magnolia virginiana is one of the great landscape plants for Kentucky and the greater region. Native, pleasantly fragrant, tolerant of a wide range of conditions and resistant to nearly all problems. Northern Belle is more evergreen.
Zones: 5 to 9
Growth Rate: Fairly fast
Soil: 'Northern Bell' thrives in wet situations from wet feet to periodic flooding to swampy sites; grows well in soils with average moisture.
Native Habitat: Native to a large area from Massachusetts to Florida and west to Texas