To promote and preserve the beauty of our community
FEATURED NATIVE TREE: Magnolia virginiana, sweetbay magnolia
A semi-evergreen with glistening oval dark green leaves and a frosted-appearing underside. The large, creamy white flowers have a light lemon scent and are visible in late spring and early summer. Red fruit are held in a showy conelike structure. Introduced into European gardens as early as 1688 and called "Beaver tree" by colonists who caught beavers in traps baited with the fleshy roots.
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