MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

Commonly known as Bull Bay, Loblolly magnolia

An increasingly popular variety with large flowers and rippled foliage that emerges pink
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leathery, glossy, leaves to 20cm (8in) long. Pinkish young leaves, quickly turning green above, orange-brown beneath
  • White
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from strong winds
  • Partial shade

MAGNOLIA grandiflora 'Kay Parris'

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Small £25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Medium £40.00 each 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Specimen £85.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Long flowering season. Tolerates pruning well. From a seed of 'Little Gem' and hardier
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA. 1995. Kevin Parris, Gilbert's Nursery, S. Carolina
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Magnolias - larger gardens
  • Core Plants
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped to goblet-shaped flowers to 20cm (8in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Spicy, lemon scent
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical

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