Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

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

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

Regional

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

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Pennsauken, New Jersey

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Inman, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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 s... read more