Plant DetailShow Menu

Kay Parris Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

Description

Considered to be one of the very best of the evergreen magnolias, 'Kay Parris' is a relative newcomer. Believed to be a cross between two other fine magnolia varieties, 'Little Gem' and 'Bracken's Brown Beauty', this tree can stand up to any of its competition.

'Kay Parris' needs regular watering.  The leaves are a glossy, medium green with wavy leaf margins. Unlike its 'Little Gem' parent, this selection has a deep orange-brown, almost velvet-like underside to its leaves. The extremely fragrant flowers are a bit smaller than the standard Southern magnolia and appear from late May to late September.

'Kay Parris' magnolia should have a spot in any sunny Carolina landscape. Use them as a living screen, specimen plant, or potentially sheared into a tall hedge. In areas of the Carolinas where winter ice storms are common, this cultivar has great limb structure and appears to hold up better than 'Little Gem'.

Don't let this special selection of a southern native slip by.  Plant one today!  'Kay Parris' magnolia is an introduction from Gilbert's Nursery, Inc.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Kay Parris’
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#show stopper#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Kay Parris’
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#show stopper#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Magnolia
    Species:
    grandiflora
    Family:
    Magnoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 20 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers good for cutting, and have a long bloom season.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Wavy leaf margins. Deep orange-brown, almost velvet-like underside.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Specimen