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Magnolia grandiflora ‘Kay Parris’


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Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris' has the form of a small tree with an erect and compact habit. It was bred by K. Parris in South Carolina (USA) in 1991.
Magnolia grandiflora. Magnolia grandiflora (Magnolia grandiflora) 'Kay Parris' is an evergreen magnolia with very decorative glossy leaves, covered on the underside with cuneate, giving them a two-tone colour. 'Kay Parris' blooms in late spring and summer. It blooms for a long time with huge up to 25 cm in diameter, white-cream and intensely fragrant flowers. The flowers, made up of several broad petals ( tepals ), open strongly during flowering.
Prefers a sheltered and sunny position with a permeable slightly acidic substrate. It overwinters well in our climate, provided the root system is covered with a thick layer of bark for the winter.
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris' won the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) award in 2012.

Height and width of the dispatched plant

Variant of the product.

Target height and width

700/500 cm

Planting period

From spring to autumn

Container size

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Bloom time



Hardy, zone 6B


Keep the soil moderately moist.

Soil type

Fertile, humus-rich, and permeable, slightly acidic to neutral.



Maintenance procedures

It is important to cover plants for the winter and removing diseased and frosted shoots, after winter.

For details on how to grow magnolias, see HERE.
Magnolia growth rate

Fast growth rate.

Magnolia form

Small tree or large shrub.

Magnolia cutting

Pyramid-shaped and compact.

Flowers - tepala length

From 10 to 12 cm.

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