Magnolia virginiana x grandiflora 'Maryland'

Maryland Southern Magnolia

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow - medium
Mature Height - 20-60' (shorter in north, taller in south)
Mature Width - 15-30' (narrow in north, wider in south)
Longevity - Short lived 20-50 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Flowers are 14" creamy white, with intense citrus lemon fragrance, long blooming time in early June. Flowers have the appearance of M. grandiflora, but are somewhat smaller.
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Leaf - Lighter green foliage than M.grandiflora selections, especially during winter.
Fall Color - Evergreen
Bark - Smooth gray
Other Features - An American hybrid (seed parent = M. virginiana; pollen parent = M. grandiflora) introduced in 1930. Cross made my Oliver M. Freeman of the US National Arboretum. Named by Fredrick Meyer, plant taxonomist, USNA in 1971.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant balled/ burlapped or container grown in full sun, partial shade
Native Habitat - Horticultural hybrid, though both parent species are native to US. Zones 5-7
Diseases and Insects - Essentially problem free. Cold hardy to -21 degrees
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Magnolia.
- Other plants of the family Magnoliaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Magnolia.
- Other plants of the species Magnolia virginiana x grandiflora.