Sweet Thing ® Magnolia
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Magnolia virginiana var. australis ‘Perry Paige’
A dwarf variant of the Sweetbay Magnolia, the Sweet Thing ® Magnolia is an excellent substitute for traditional hedge and foundation plants. Able to be trained into either a shrub or multi-stem tree, the plant is remarkably tough. It flowers throughout the summer with blooms typical of the Sweetbay Magnolia. For more information about the origin of the Sweet Thing ® Magnolia and how to care for the plant, please visit www.sweetthingmagnolia.com. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
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Flowers are short-lived, but produced over a long period, from early to late summer, and are highly scented of lemon; they are cup-shaped at first, opening to a broad saucer
zone 5a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
Leaves are ovate in shape, up to 4.75 inches long and 2.5 inches wide; they are deep lustrous green above, and blue-white and downy beneath, especially when young
Approximately 20 feet tall at maturity with a 10 foot spread
What am I buying?
We sell Sweet Thing ® Magnolias as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-12 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using Stamps.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.