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Saint George
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Pickard, Magnolia Gardens, 1967, Canterbury, Kent, England), registered 31 Dec. 1968. Described as similar to cv. Lanceolata, but, more vigorous, leaves broader, more russet beneath, flowers fragrant, creamy-white, tepals 22-25. May be grafted easily onto M. kobus. Has withstood -27 degrees C. (-15 degrees F) with some burning. Has flowered the first year after grafting and seldom takes more than 3 years to bloom.

Saint Marie
[M. grandiflora], cv. misspelling for cv. Saint Mary.

Saint Mary
[M. grandiflora], cv. (W. B. Clarke & Co., Catalog 1940-41, San Jose, California), See Hume, Morris Arb. Bull. 12: 16 (1961), origin before 1930 at Glen St. Mary Nursery, Glen St. Mary, Florida from a seedling of Joseph Vestal & Son, Little Rock, Arkansas. Leaves beneath conspicuously deep brown. Blooms when young.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Page, Page's Prodromus p. 37.1817, Southampton, England), leaves ‘narrow.’ Koch, Dendrologie 2: 368 (l869), leaves narrow, margin waved (undulate). In Gard. Chron. III, 43: 83 (1938). Compare cv. Angustifolia and cv. Hartwegus.

[M. salicifolia], var. - the typical variety.

[M. virginiana], cv. (Bosse, Vollst. Handb. Blumeng., Ed. 2, 2: 464. 1841), as M. glauca var. salicifolia, leaves evergreen, narrow, willow-like. Cultivated at Liege, Belgium. syn.: M. glauca var. stricta, per Bosse. This is probably = M. virginiana cv. Angustifolia,

Salicifolia Hartwegii
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Leroy, Cat. p. 65. 1856, Angers, France). and Leroy, Cat. p. 79 (1873), ‘de Hartweg.’ Possibly = cv. Salicifolia.

Samson et Delilah
[M. campbellii], cv. (cultivated at Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California), A pink flowered tree, possibly of French origin.

Samuel Sommer
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, Saratoga, California, 1961). U. S. Plant Patent #2015, in American Nurseryman, May 15, 1961, P. 97. Van Rensselaer, Jour. Calif. Hort. Soc. 23: 84-88 (1962). McClintock, Gard. Jour. 12: 22 (1962), growth erect, sturdy, leaves large, very glossy and prominently veined above, rusty-brown hairy beneath; flowers to 14 in. across, tepals 12, in 3 tiers of 4.

San Jose
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Pickard, Magnolia Gardens List, P. 6 (1970), Canterbury, Kent, England), nomen nudum. Probably = M. x soulangeana cv. San Jose.

San Jose
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (W. B. Clarke & Co., Catalog 1940, San Jose, Calif.), originated about 1938. Vigorous growing. Flowers rosy-purple, nearly as deeply colored as cv. Lennei and larger than most. Blooms early, fragrant. Wyman, Arnoldia 20: 24 (1960). W. B. Clarke & Co. Catalog List 5859, p. 51, ‘comes into bloom very early and is certainly the largest of the light colored soulangeana forms. Flowers white lightly flushed pink.

San Marino
 [M. grandiflora], cv. (Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, 1970, Saratoga, California). U. S. Plant Patent #2830. IN Gossler Farms Nursery, 1971 Plant List (1970), Springfield, Oregon: new 1970 introduction. Lower habit, leaves ruffled with light tomentum. Handsome leaves and plant appearance. In Pickard, Magnolia Gardens List, p. 6 (1970), Canterbury, Kent, England.

[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii (?)], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy J. The World of Magnolias, p. 225, 1994). ‘Large red-purple flowers are produced on a vigorous, floriferous tree. The 9 tepals are 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) to 4 in. (10.2 cm) long. Selected by John Allen Smith, Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, Alabama, from Gresham's hybrids planted out at Gloster Arboretum, Gloster, Mississippi.’ (parentage unknown).

Santa Cruz
[M. grandiflora], cv. (D. Todd Gresham, Santa Cruz, California, 1968). foliage abundant, dark green, leaves 7 in. long, 3 in. wide, elliptic-acute, indumentum beneath plentiful; flowers 9 in. in diameter, ivory, of good form, tepals 22, fragrance lemon-like. Probably = cv. Exmouth.

Santa Rosa
[M. virginiana], cv. (Woodlanders, Inc., Nursery Catalog, p. 27, 1990-91, Aiken, South Carolina). Nomen nudum.

Sara Gladney
[M. macrophylla], cv. (registered, 1974, by J. C. McDaniel, Urbana, Ill.). ‘long-flowering clone of the all-white flowered form native in Gloster Arboretum of the John James Audubon Foundation at Gloster, Mississippi. earlier leafing than other M. macrophylla clones tried at Urbana, Illinois, and with-more opaque leaf veins.

Sarah's Favorite

[M. sargentiana], var. - the typical variety.

sargentiana 'Broadsleas'

sargentiana var. robusta

[M. virginiana], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘A single stemmed tree with lateral branches arranged diffusely to eliminate the normal whorled appearance of the species. The plant is evergreen in Washington, D.C. It was selected from seedlot No. NA 31021 collected in 1968 in Tennessee.’ F. S. Santamour, Jr., U. S. National Arboretum, Washington, D. C. (M. virginiana var. australis).

Satin Leaf
[M. grandiflora], cv. (conversation with Jack O. Holmes Nurseries, Tampa, Florida). large flowered; large elliptic, long-petioled leaves with impressed veins, underside thickly covered with deep red-brown tomentum. From an original tree native near Tallahassee, Florida. First propagated by Southern States Nursery Co., MacClenny, Fl, before 1950; later by Holmes and others at Tampa.

Savage Splendor

Sawada's Cream
[M. denudata], cv. (Magnolia 28(1) [Issue 53]: 16, 1992). ‘Registered by Phil Savage, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, this cultivar has tepals of the opening flower buds which are bright butter yellow, flowers of a particularly elegant form, and fruits which are profuse and bright crimson in color. It also sets seed heavily. This cultivar has been used by Phil Savage in his breeding program, and he suggests hardiness to be Zones 4-8.’

Sawada's Pink
[M. denudata], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy J. The World of Magnolias, p. 139, 1994). ‘Tepals have a slight pink tinge. Obtained by Phil Savage from nurseryman K. Sawada of Mobile, Alabama.’

[M. liliiflora, M. x veitchii], cv. (D. Todd Gresham, Santa Cruz, California), registered 1966, with plant growth arching, a late bloomer, flowers large, white, of good substance, base rose-pink, form globular, not constricted at base. See Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 89: Fig. 129 (1964), photo called M. Sayonara. (M. x veitchii x M. liliiflora).

Scented Silver
[M. stellata], cv. (Magnolia 27(1) [Issue 51]: 26, 1991). ‘A seedling of M. stellata ‘Green Star.’ The flower of ‘Scented Silver’ is completely white without any tint of color and is quite fragrant. The original plant is 25+ years old and grows as a single bole tree; it is taller than it is wide. Selected in 1973 and registered in 1990 by Frank Galyon, Knoxville, Tennessee, who reports that it has the most incredible pleasant lemony fragrance of all Asiatic magnolias known to me.‘

[M. acuminata], cv. (Gardiner, Jim. Magnolias: A Gardener’s Guide, p. 109, 2000). ‘(Blue Eternity) is a tree grown for its iridescent blue-green flowers, which on opening reveal bright yellow inner tepals.’

[M. grandiflora], cv. (bosse, vollst. Handb. Blumeng. 2: 465. 1841), semidouble flowers. in Bouche & Bouche, Blumenzucht2: 716 (1855).

[M. sieboldii], cv. (Aberconway, Jour. Roy. Hort. Soc. 65. 1940), in the index as M. parviflora cv. Semi-Plena, But on p. 73 in text as M. parviflora cv. Semiplava, as a forma. nomen nudum. From the Latin name the flowers should be semi-double.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Dammann & Co., Prix-Courant No. 48, p. 28. 1890, Naples, Italy), ex Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.41: 106 (1916), nomen nudum. Presumably ‘everblooming.’

[M. virginiana], cv. (Bosse, Vollst. Handb. Blumeng., Ed. 2, 2: 464. 1841), as M. glauca var. semperflorens. cultivated in Liege, Belgium. Described as everblooming. Compare M. semperflorens (Kempshall, Gard. Chron. III, 39: 381. 1906), nomen subnudum.

[M. virginiana], cv. (W. T. in Floricultural Cabinet 2: 140. 1834), as M. glauca sempervirens. nomen nudum. Loudon, Encycl. Trees & Shrubs 25 (1842), ‘sub-evergreen, and with smaller leaves than those of the next variety (M. x thompsoniana).’

[(M. x soulangeana 'Lennei') x M. 'Jon Jon'] cv. (Magnolia 35(2) [Issue 68]: 18, 2000) This floriferous, medium-sized tree was 3m (10ft) tall at 10 years of age and produces white flowers 20cm (8in) in diameter; hardy in USDA zones 5-8; selected (1996) and registered (1999) by Dr. August Kehr.

[M. liliiflora, M. campbellii, M. sargentiana], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p. 5, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Deep purple flowers, fastigiate growth.’ (M. liliifora x Mark Jury).

[M. acuminata], cv. (Newsl. Amer. Mag. Soc. 9(2): 13. 1973). `Big tree on South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois, with old outer bark almost as shaggy as in shagbark hickories. Fruitful, but it has an adjacent tree with typical bark.’

Shirley Curry
[M. coco, M. grandiflora], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy J. The World of Magnolias, p. 225, 1994). ‘S. Christopher Early of Atlanta, Georgia, selected this form in 1985 from seedlings of a cross between Magnolia coco and M. grandiflora. ‘Shirley Curry’ is a vigorous tree with flowers intermediate in size between the flowers of the parents. The leaves are also intermediate in size, and are shiny on top and rufous on the lower surface. Seed coats are bright red and ornamental. This plant most closely resembles M. grandiflora in its general appearance....’ (M. coco x M. grandiflora).

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Kelsey & Dayton, Stand. Pl. Names, Ed. 2, p. 377. 1942), per synonymy = cv. Spectabilis.

[M. campbellii], cv. (Hilliers Man. of Trees and Shrubs, Ed. 2. 1973). ‘A medium-sized to large tree of vigorous habit, flowering earlier in life than M. campbellii, and equally spectacular in flower. (M. campbellii  x M. campbellii  ssp. mollicomata) occurred...prior to 1946 at Sidbury Manor, Devon...’

[M. sieboldii], var. - the typical variety.

Silver Parasol
[M. obovata, M. tripetala], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘Flowers 8 to 10 inches across, tepals 9 (occasionally 12), the outer 3 reddish-green, the inner 6 (or 9) creamy white. Leaves usually alternate, but those on older shoots crowded into false whorls.’ Registered by S. A. Spongberg, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (Arnoldia 41(2): 70-77, 1981). (M. hypoleuca x M. tripetala).

Silver Tip
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘A tall, upright plant with large, dark glossy green leaves with silver-grey undersides.’ Registered by Ken Durio, Opelousas, Louisiana.

[M. globosa], var. (Rehder & Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 393. 1913) = M. sinensis (Rehd. & Wils). Stapf.

sinensis 'Grandiflora'

Skyland's Best
[M. acuminata subsp. subcordata], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘Two crops of 6-inch yellow flowers (RHS 91-9D) are produced in early spring and late summer. Dark green foliage.’ Registered by R. B. Figlar, Pomona, New York.

Slavin's Snowy
[M. x kewensis], cv. (John M. Fogg, Letter to Harkness, 26 May 1961), unpublished. syn.: M. x slavinii cv. Slavin's Snowy (Harkness, Natl. Hort. Mag. 33: 118. 1954), which see for description. syn.: M. x proctoriana cv. Slavin's Snowy. (Harkness, Morris Arb. Bull. 12: 19. 1961).

Slavin's Snowy
[M. x proctoriana], cv. (Harkness, Morris Arb. Bull. 12: 19. 1961). syn.: M. x slavinii cv. Slavin's Snowy (Harkness, Natl. Hort. Mag. 33: 118. 1954), which see for description. The proper placement of this cultivar is in doubt. See M. x kewensis cv. Slavin's Snowy.

Slavin's Snowy
[M. x slavinii], cv. (Harkness, Natl. Hor; Mag. 33: 118-120, 1954), named for Bernard H. Slavin of the Rochester Parks Department. Small tree, growth rapid, branchlets glabrous, green to purple. Flower buds densely white pubescent, flowers white flushed pink at the base, tepals 6-9, obovate, 8-9 cm. long. Per Harkness, Morris Arb. Bull. 12: 19 (1961), This = M. x proctoriana.

Sleeping Beauty
[M. acuminata, M. denudata], cv.(Fairweather Gardens Nursery catalog, p. 63, Fall 1999). ‘This hybrid…is unique in that it remains fully dormant for 3–4 weeks after other Magnolias have flowered and leafed out. Some years in spring it appears dead because of its completely delayed growth. Yellow flowers in small numbers in summer, but Dr. Kehr recommends it primarily as a parent for further hybridization rather than for landscaping.’ =R17-12 (M. acuminata cv. Miss Honeybee x M. cv. Sundance).

Small Flowered Soulangeana
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Wister, Swarthmore Plant Notes, Ed. 3, 1 (1): 86. 1955-56), ‘a miniature in growth, habit and bloom, valuable for the small place, introduced by Semmes Nursery. (Semmes, Alabama).’ Probably = cv. Lilliputian.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Magnolia 25(1) [Issue 47]: 20, 1989). ‘Listed as a selection with 20-28 CM. diameter flowers in Magnolia 23(2): 4, 1988.’ Introduced by Shady Grove Nursery, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Snow White
[M. denudata, M. salicifolia], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p. 5, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Wada.’ = cv. Wada's Snow White.

[M. x loebneri], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘A large tree with larger flowers than stellata and each with 12 tepals’ (Treseder, Magnolias, P. 161).

Solar Flair
[M. acuminata, M. stellata, M. x brooklynensis], cv. (Fairweather Gardens Nursery Catalog, p. 63, Fall 1999). ‘This cross…displays very good yellow flowers that are heavily textured. Dr. Kehr points out that it blooms late enough that its flowers open in spite of repeated frosts and freezes.’ =R15-18 (M. x brooklynensis cv. Woodsman x M. cv. Gold Star).

[M. liliiflora 'Nigra' open-pollinated] cv. (Magnolia 36(2) [Issue 70]: 20, 2001) This selection has lemon-scented, deep red flowers with a lighter interior and are slightly larger than and appear about a week earlier than 'Nigra'; tepals are 14cm (5.5in) long by 4.4cm (1.7in) wide; the original plant is a single-stemmed tree with thick, rapidly growing young shoots; at seven years of age the original was 2.7m (8.9ft) tall by 1.9m (6.2ft) wide; leaves are 21-23cm (8.3-9in) long by 11-12cm (4.3-4.7in) wide; raised, selected and registered (2000) by Dr. Gunther Pardatscher.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. the typical cultivar.

soulangeana 'Alexandrina Superba'

soulangeana 'Eleanor May'

soulangeana 'Miss Jean'

soulangeana 'Momayu'

soulangeana 'Rose Superbe'

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (from Belgian and French nurserymen, about 1825-1830). syn.: M. speciosa (van Geel, Sert. Bot., Cl. XIII, T. 1832), from Cels, 1825, per Kruessmann, Handb. Laubg. 2: 105 (1961). from Cachet, 1830, Angers, France, per Wister, Swarthmore Plant Notes, Ed. 3, 1 (1): 86 (1955-56), ‘nearly white yet a little more purple than varieties already described. Flush of color somewhat streaked, extends higher on petal, 4 x 2 inches. Plant quite upright, tallest, fastest growing. Very valuable because usually last to bloom, name means (showy).’

Speciosa Nova
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Baumann, Cat. p. 12. 1842, Bollwiller & Mulhouse, France), as M. speciosa, nova. cultivated by Van Der Vis & Co., Boskoop, Holland, per Plant Buyers Guide, Ed. 6, p. 181 (1958), nomen nudum. Probably = cv. Speciosa.

[M. denudata], cv. (Pamianini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort, 40: 201. 1915), per synonymy = M. x soulangeana cv. Spectabilis.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Mouillefert, Traite 119. 1891), as M. conspicua cv. Spectabilis. flowers beautiful white. bean, trees and shrubs 2: 74 (1914), ‘nearly pure white, very large.’ given as M. spectabilis in Millais, Magnolias 229 (1927), ‘A really fine white flowered variety that blooms till the middle of May. Flowers large but not so fine as M. brozzonii.’

[M. liliiflora, M. sprengeri], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19, 1984). ‘A sister seedling of ‘Galaxy’ with an upright, oval shape and larger flowers. The plant can be chemically distinguished from ‘Galaxy’ by virtue of the presence of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in the leaves. Produced by W. F. Kosar in 1962[.]’ Registered by F. S. Santamour, Jr., U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. (M. liliiflora cv. Nigra x M. sprengeri cv. Diva).

sprengeri var. diva 'Burncoose Purple

sprengeria var. elongata

Spring Hill
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Magnolia 25(1) [Issue 47]: 20, 1989). ‘Listed but not described in Magnolia 23(2): 4, 1988.’ Introduced by Magnolia Nursery, Chunchula, Alabama.

Spring Joy
[M. x loebneri], cv. (Gossler Farms Nursery Catalog, p. 15, 1988-89, Springfield, Oregon). Nomen nudum.

Spring Rite
[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 49. 1962), flowers with ‘the general effect of white, with the faintest rose-pink base staining.’ (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

Spring Snow
[M. stellata], cv. = M. x loebneri cv. Spring Snow.

Spring Snow
[M. x loebneri], cv. (J. C. McDaniel, Newsl. Amer. Magnol. Soc. 7 (1): 2, figs 1-2. 1970). Flowers pure white, tepals 15, each 7.5 cm. long and 3-4 cm. wide, pleasantly fragrant. Seed production abundant. Roots poorly from cuttings.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, Saratoga, Calif., 1958). Van Rensselaer, lasca leaves 8: 32 (1958), ‘crown dense, pyramidal, twice as tall as wide; flowers freely when young.’ McClintock, Gard. Jour. 12: 22 (1962), ‘ ... has attractive pink sheaths on the slender leaf-buds.’

Star Bright
[M. stellata], cv. (Gossler Farms Nursery Catalog, p. 7, 1980-81, Springfield, Oregon). ‘Our plant came from Tom Dodd Nursery, Al.’ = M. x loebneri cv. Star Bright.

Star Bright
[M. x loebneri], cv. (Treseder’s Nurseries Catalog, p. 5, circa 1965, Truro, Cornwall, England), ‘vigorous American clone with flowers resembling M. stellata.’ introduced by Tom Dodd Nurseries, Semmes, Alabama.

Star Wars
[M. campbellii, M. liliiflora], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy J. The World of Magnolias, p. 225, 1994). ‘Oswald Blumhardt of New Zealand developed and named this hybrid in the 1970s. The large flowers are bright pink though darker in color than ‘Early Rose,’ another Blumhardt hybrid of the same parentage. The flower display of ‘Star Wars’ is effective for almost a month. Blumhardt reports that the outer tepals of ‘Star Wars’ are rolled inward as in Magnolia liliiflora; other growers report normal tepals. ‘Star Wars’ is fertile and flowers at about four years of age. It is easily propagated from cuttings. Growth habit is similar to that of its seed parent, M. campbellii, with a strong central leader.’ (M. campbellii x M. liliiflora).

[M. x loebneri], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p, 3, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Pure white flowers.’ = M. x loebneri cv. Star Bright?

Stellar Acclaim
[M. acuminata, M. (unknown)], cv.  (McCracken’s Nursery web catalog, 2000). ‘Pale yellow with rose flushed-base flowers. Flowers are M. stellata in form and open up very flat along the branches. Flowers approx. 6-8” wide. Foliage is very dark green and matures to 5” wide and 8” long. Growth habit is spreading. Growth rate is medium. Mature height 20’+. An added bonus is that it has a good fragrance.’ =R15-23

stellata 'Centennial'

stellata 'Shi Branchi Rosea'

Stark White
[M. campbellii], cv. (McClintock, Jour. Calif. Hort. Soc. 23: 36. 1962), nomen subnudum. flowers white. cultivated by Dr. John Stark of Oakland, California. Original plant from W. B. Clarke & Co. of San Jose, California from seed of Ghose & Co. of India.

[M. halleana], cv. (Hort. ex Boom, Nederl. Dendr., Ed. 5, 168, 1965), in synonymy = M. stellata.

[M. kobus], var. (Siebold & Zuccarini) Blackburn, Amatores Herbarii 17: 2. 1955, Sendai, Japan) = M. stellata.

[M. kobus], f. (Siebold & Zuccarini) Blackburn, Popular Gardening 5 (3): 73. 1954), also in Baileya 5: 12 (1957) = M. stellata.

[M. stellata], var. - the typical variety. (Probably = cv. Halleana).

[Magnolia grandiflora] cv. (Magnolia 40(1) [Issue 77]: 25-26, 2005) the fragrant flowers of this selection of southern magnolia are composed of nine tepals, are a light, creamy color and typically 13-18cm (5-7in) across; individual flowers last a single day before browning, but trees bloom over an extended period; fruits mature and ripen the following spring and are 7-9cm (2.74-3.52in) long; leaves are oblong-elongated with a dark green upper surface and a very light indumentum below; leaves are 14-18cm (5.5-7in) long and 6-8cm (2.7-3.5in) wide; selected for cold hardiness (survived -32C (-25.6F)); selected, named and registered by Steven Alex Zalany of Sheffield Village, Ohio.

[M. acuminata subsp. subcordata], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 154. 1915), leaves and flowers similar to var. cordata, but petals striated with rose.

[M. virginiana], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 233. 1915), as M. glauca cv. Striata, nomen nudum. syn.: M. striata (Hort.). flowers presumably striped.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Loddiges, Catalogue, Ed. 13, p. 25, 1823), appended to his bot. cab. 8 as M. striata, nomen nudum. Le Bon Jardinier 1833: 735 (1833), leaves elongate, acute, from Cels in 1832. As M. conspicua cv. Striata in Buist, Descr. Cat. Hardy Trees p. 22 (1854) Philadelphia, Penn., from the continent (namely Europe). Possibly = cv. Speciosa.

[M. denudata], cv. (Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 202. 1915), per synonymy = M. x soulangeana cv. Stricta.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Le Bon Jardinier 1833: 734. 1833), nomen nudum. in Bosse, Vollst. Handb. Blumeng., Ed, 28 2: 465 (1841), erect. Pickard, Magnolia Gardens List, p 6 (1970), Canterbury, Kent, England: ‘with narrow leaves and pyramidal habit, earlier blooms, leaves rusty beneath.’

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Mouillefert, Traite 119, 1891), as M. conspicua cv. Stricta, branches erect. in saul, The Garden 44: 391 (1893), as M. stricta, with flowers purple. in Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.40: 202 (1915), as M. denudata cv. Stricta, with foliage pyramidal, more narrow than the type.

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Kelsey & Dayton, Stand. Pl. Names, Ed. 2, P. 377. 1942), and in Plant Buyers Guide, Ed. 5, p. 169 (1949), per synonymy = cv. Speciosa.

Striped Saucer
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Pitkin, Arb. Bull. Univ. Wash. 10 (4): 14. 1947), flowers white with purple shading (striping). possibly = cv. Striata.

Striped Spice
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Magnolia 29(2) [Issue 56]: 25, 1994). ‘This cultivar originated as a seedling of M. liliiflora and is probably a backcross of M. x soulangeana onto M. liliiflora. Flowers resemble those of typical M. x soulangeana with a fairly distinct red-purple (RHS 70C) strip running the length of the tepals. The flowers have 9 tepals, about 4 in. long by 2 in. wide; there are no sepaloid petals. Unlike most soulangeana cultivars, ‘Striped Spice’ has a strong spicy fragrance, similar to crushed Lindera leaves, which is very pleasant. It blooms a few days to a week later than the typical trade clones of soulangeana. This form is hardy to USDA zone 6, possibly 5. It was registered in June, 1994, by Richard B. Figlar, Pomona, New York.’

[M. dawsoniana], cv. (Otto Eisenhut nursery catalog, p. 3, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Large pink flowers.’

Strybing White
[M. campbellii], cv. (Eric Walther, Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California), imported from India in 1940. See McClintock, Jour. Calif. Hort. Soc. 23: 31, photo, 34 (1962), flowers white, 12 in. in diameter with tepals erect, not reflexed. seed from Ghose & Co., India.

[M. acuminata], var. (Spach) Dandy, Amer. Jour. Bot. 51: 1056. 1964). basionym: Tulipastrum americanum b. subcordata (Spach, Hist. Nat. Veg. Phan. 7: 483, 1839), per synonymy = M. cordata.

[M. grandiflora], cv. L. H. Bailey, Hortus 381. 1930), as M. subrotunda. Probably = cv. Subrotundifolia.

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Koch, Hort. Dendr. 5. 1853), as a species, nomen nudum. IN Pampanini, Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort.41: 106 (1916), leaves thick, large and obtuse. Nehrling, My Garden in Fla. p. 103 (1944), ‘A dwarf dense grower. foliage rounded, glossy, light green. large flowers.’


Sulphur Cockatoo
[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Gresham, Morris Arb. Bull. 13: 49. 1962), flowers large, pale yellowish to cream, especially at the base of the outermost tepals, the 6 inner tepals are stained blue-violet at the base, the tepals reflex horizontally at maturity. (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

Sun Ray
[M. acuminata, M. denudata, (polyploid)], cv. (Magnolia 31(1) [Issue 59]: 18, 1996). ‘(Colchicine-induced polyploid form of ‘Sundance). Dr. August Kehr used colchicine treatment to induce chromosome doubling of the pentaploid (5x) ‘Sundance,’ producing a decaploid (10x) ‘Sun Ray.’ The flower is larger in size and perhaps slightly deeper yellow in color than ‘Sundance.’ The plant has larger leaves and thicker stems than ‘Sundance.’ Material has been sent to Briggs Nursery, Olympia, Washington, for propagation. Hardy to zone 5. Registered by Dr. August Kehr, Hendersonville, North Carolina.’

Sun Spire
[M. acuminata, M. denudata, M. x brooklynensis], cv. (Magnolia 35(2) [Issue 68]: 18, 2000). ‘Created by August Kehr, ‘Sun Spire’ has very deep yellow flowers which appear late, after frost. Thought to be hardy in zones 5-8, the tree has a very distinct fastigiate growth habit. Selected in 1997 and registered in 1999 by Kehr.’ (M. cv Woodsman x M. cv. Elizabeth)

[M. x brooklynensis 'Woodsman' x M. 'Gold Star'] cv. (Magnolia 35(2) [Issue 68]: 18, 2000) (see Magnolia 38(2) [Issue 74]: 29, 2003) for correction to previously published parentage) This floriferous, somewhat upright tree produces deep-yellow flowers; hardy in USDA zones 5-7; selected (1997) and registered (1999) by Dr. August Kehr; previously identified as #R16-22 in Dr. Kehr's collection.

[M. acuminata, M. denudata], cv. (Magnolia 21(2) [Issue 42]: 12, 1986-7). ‘Flowers barium yellow, 20 CM. in diameter; tepals are R.H.S. yellow 10B on the outside, yellow 10C-D on the inside. Grown from seed purchased from seed counter of The Magnolia Society, provided by J. C. McDaniel. Propagates easily from cuttings.’ Registered by August E. Kehr, 240 Tranquility Place, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739. (M. acuminata hybrid x M. denudata).

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Pickard, Magnolia Gardens, Canterbury, Kent, England). first flowered in 1968, registered 31 Dec. 1968, introduced in Autumn of 1969. believed to be a seedling of cv. Picture. it is vigorous, with flowers 10 in. in diameter, fragrant; appears to be related to M. campbellii. has withstood -27 degrees C. (-15 degrees F). with some burning. in Pickard, Magnolia Gardens List, p. 10 (1970), ‘a white, large, flushed base.’


[M. acuminata, M. denudata, M. x brooklynensis], cv. (Magnolia 35(2) [Issue 68]: 18, 2000). ‘This very late flowering form has deep yellow flowers on a vigorous, somewhat spreading tree. Formerly #R18-60, this was bred by August Kehr, selected by him in 1997 and registered in February 2000. A fellow magnolia breeder tells Augie that this is his best yellow selection.’ (M. cv Woodsman x M. cv Elizabeth)

[M. grandiflora], cv. (H. H. Hume, Morris Arb. Bull. 12: 16. 1961), leaves elliptic, upper surfaces variegated, splashed with light yellow, under surfaces tomentose, yellowish green. a wild seedling from Glen Saint Mary, Florida.

Sunset Swirl

Super Star
[M. x loebneri], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy J. The World of Magnolias, p. 162, 1994). ‘Flowers white, 4-6 in (10.2-15.2 cm) across, with 11-16 narrow tepals. A fast-growing tree rather than the typical shrub. Grows an average of 3-6 ft. (1-2 m) per year, producing a rounded canopy. A chance seedling discovered and named by Ray Bracken of Piedmont, South Carolina. Sold by Bracken as Magnolia stellata, but its habit is clearly that of M. kobus var. loebneri. Mr. Bracken reports that the habit and flowers are similar to ‘Merrill,’ but ‘Super Star’ grows two or three times faster.’

[M. virginiana], cv. (Ellwanger & Barry. Descr. Catalogue 2: 4. 1855), as M. Superba. ‘Appears to be a seedling from (M). glauca.’

[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Robert Buist, Descr. Cat. Hardy Trees P, 22. 1854, Philadelphia), as M. conspicua cv. Superba. Nomen nudum. From J. Cels, Montrouge, France per Mouillefert, Traite 119 (1891), who considers this the same as cv. Alexandrina and cv. Norbertii.

Superba Rosea
[M. x soulangeana], cv. (Tom Dodd Nurseries, Semmes, Alabama, before 1964). cultivated at U.S. Natl. Arb. #25363. No description available.

[M. liliiflora, M. stellata], cv. (Dudley & Kosar, Morris Arb. Bull 19: 26. 1968), midseason blooming, flowers 4-6 in. in diameter, buds erect, red-purple (RHS 70A-72A), tepals 6, weakly clawed, red-purple (RHS 71A-74C), inside red-purple (74D-69A), stamens 60-70, greyish-purple (187D or 71A). A sterile triploid. U.S. Natl. Arb. #28350. (M. liliiflora cv. Nigra x M. stellata cv. Rosea). 29. 1968). (?)

Susanna Van Veen
[probable M. sargentiana, M. sprengeri], cv. (Otto Eisenhut Nursery Catalog, p. 6, 1989, Ticino, Switzerland). ‘Large furry decorative buds in wintertime. Flowers large brilliant rose-red, without purple shading, early.’

[M. grandiflora], cv. (Callaway, Dorothy, J. The World of Magnolias, p. 103, 1994). = Opal Haws.

[M. denudata], cv. (Gossler Farms Nursery Catalog, p. 14, 1988-89, Springfield, Oregon). ‘Another small flowering M. denudata with perfectly formed creamy white flowers.’

Sweet Simplicity

Sweet Sixteen
[M. x soulangeana, M. x veitchii], cv. (Magnolia 20(1) [Issue 37]: 19-20, 1984). ‘A pure white Gresham hybrid. The 5-inch long flower buds are produced in quantity on a large oval-shaped tree. Flowers open to wide cups.’ Registered by Ken Durio, Opelousas, Louisiana. (M. x soulangeana cv. Lennei Alba x M. x veitchii).

Sweet Summer
[M. grandiflora, M. virginiana], cv. (Magnolia 27(1) [Issue 51]: 26, 1991). ‘A hybrid with large flowers having 9 to 12 tepals. An allotetraploid that is fertile in both directions. Most closely resembles the male parent.... Selected and registered by Frank Galyon, Knoxville, Tennessee, who reports that the original tree suffered from bark splitting at -24ÆF.’ (M. virginiana var. australis x M. grandiflora cv. Samuel Sommer)

[M. sargentiana, M. sprengeri], cv. (Gardiner, Jim. Magnolias: A Gardener’s Guide, p. 264, 2000). ‘A ‘Caerhays Belle’ seedling raised by Peter Cave of Hamilton, New Zealand, is a small to medium-sized tree that is more upright in habit than its parent. The 12 broad tepals are a deep rich pink on the outside and a pale pink on the inside.’


Symmes Select
[M. grandiflora], cv. (Magnolia 25(1) [Issue 47]: 20, 1989). ‘A compact selection characterized by dark green leaves with slightly undulating margins and heavy brown indumentum; flowers typical (Magnolia 23(2): 3, 1988).’

[M. acuminata], cv. (Magnolia 29(2) [Issue 56]: 26, 1994). `Richard B. Figlar, Pomona, New York, selected this cultivar from a wild population in Lysander, New York, 20 miles northwest of Syracuse near Beaver or Mud Lake. This form is typical M. acuminata except that the leaf margins have virtually no undulations. Figlar selected the cultivar primarily to provide genuinely hardy genetic material for magnolia breeders. The flowers of `Syracuse’ are smaller than typical. Figlar notes that M. acuminata is becoming rare in upstate New York due to the clearing of land for agriculture. He registered this cultivar in June, 1994. An herbarium specimen (Voucher #1459) is located at Clemson University.’