Magnolia
Magnolia 'Joe McDaniel'

Family: Magnoliaceae
Genus: Magnolia (mag-NO-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Joe McDaniel
Hybridized by Gresham
Registered or introduced: 1984

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Zanesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 16, 2010, AlbertHendley from Zanesville, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

An excellent Magnolia The flower is a beautiful very dark red/purple
outside and pristine white inside. It is hardy in Eastern Ohio.
I received it as a gift from a friend Joe Hickman of Benton IL.
It is a magnolia that should be more available in the trade.

Positive

On Mar 16, 2008, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Joe McDaniel' magnolia has been a trooper of a plant here in central KY. It was the first "oddball" magnolia I acquired (some dozen or more years ago) from of all places - a Holly Society plant auction. It was because it was named for one of the greats of the horticultural world (as well as the supposed very dark red to purple large flowering character) that I had to give it a try.

It has done nothing but reward. The blooms are large, many, and true to reputation in color. The plant has tolerated lows in the -20F range and the hottest droughtiest summers.

'Joe McDaniel' magnolia is one of the many Gresham hybrids and is considered the darkest flowering selection of them all. The complex parentage derives from M. x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra' x M. x veit... read more