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Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

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Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kay Parris
Hybridized by Kevin Parris

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive AnniesWeePlot On May 12, 2005, AnniesWeePlot from Pennsauken, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a gorgeous specimen tree.

Edited for updated information from Rare Find Nursery and the Hybridizer, Kevin Parris:

"Considered to be the very best of the grandiflora cultivars by Pat McCracken who has a collection of 150 varieties. Resembles its mother, 'Little Gem', but much nicer. Extremely glossy, bright green leaves with deep orangy-brown furry undersides, unlike the scant fuzz on 'Little Gem'. Flowers for many months. Growth is faster and habit is upright and does not fall apart like 'Little Gem'. The father is suspected to be 'Bracken's Brown Beauty,' so it could be quite cold hardy as well. Grown from seed by Kevin Parris at Gilbert's Nursery, Chesnee, SC, where the original tree stands. Kevin named it for his mother. Note the name is properly spelled Parris with two r's! 20 x 10 feet in 10 yrs."

All I can add is, friends can't stop touching it and I can't stop looking at it and babying it. Just beautiful.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Inman, South Carolina



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