|A hybrid between the cultivar M. grandiflora 'Samuel Sommer' and M. virginiana var. australis.
Evergreen tree or shrub, which can reach 90 feet tall, in the species, more usually it is 20-40 feet tall. It is multi-stemmed with smooth grayish brown bark. The glossy leaves are medium green on the upper sides, white to silvery below. Flowers often have a slight lemon scent, usually white or cream colored, an excellent choice for placing near a patio or porch. The outer seed coat is red to orange, providing fall interest.