My wife and I planted a Sweetbay Magnolia in the front swale of our yard by our mailbox. We bought a relatively large specimen which was about 12’ tall when planted. The Magnolia is a very pretty tree, with large leaves with hues of green, purple, and brown. It yields beautiful, large, fragrant white flowers. It has thrived since planting and always looks good. We continue to be pleased with our Magnolia tree.