Vulcan Magnolia

Vulcan Magnolia

Tall and slender, it makes an elegant silhouette!

Among the darkest red of any Magnolia ever introduced, 'Vulcan' is a knockout from 300 feet away! These huge blooms simply glow with rich, ruby-red color, darkening still further if the weather turns chilly! The young tree is slender and elegant, making a fine specimen, mass planting, or accent in the garden!

The blooms of 'Vulcan' are fully 10 to 12 inches across, arising in early to mid-spring. You won't have to wait very long to begin enjoying them either, because this tree starts blossoming at a very young age! Vigorous and easy to grow, it reaches 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide in 10 years. As it matures, it becomes less open-branched and more broadly dense.

'Vulcan' was bred in New Zealand by renowned Magnolia expert Felix Jury. This Magnolia is quite cold-hardy, and thrives in nearly any type of soil. Trees should be planted 8 to 10 feet apart for dense, even coverage. Zones 5-9.

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).