Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'
evergreen magnolia 'Kay Parris'
'Kay Parris' is a robust, compact, free-branching evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy deep green, wavy-edged leathery, oblong-elliptic leaves, a rich rusty-brown beneath. Plentiful, highly fragrant, large cup-shaped creamy-white flowers are produced from summer to autumn
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Magnolia can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with large, showy, often fragrant flowers, often opening before the leaves, and sometimes followed by colourful cone-like fruit
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moist, well-drained preferably neutral to acid soil in sun or part shade. Tolerates dry, alkaline soil. Further magnolia cultivation advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
- Wall side borders
May be affected by horse chestnut scale and capsid bug
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