Magnolia Vulcan

Magnolia 'Vulcan'

Enormous Dark Red Blooms!

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 47781

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Unforgettably dark, richly textured, and wide, these blooms are the crown jewels of the Magnolia family! 'Vulcan' is a stunning New Zealand variety that we are delighted to offer to American gardens this season. Find a place of honor for it in your landscape and reap the rewards of growing the most spectacular color blend we have ever seen on a Magnolia!

Tall, slender, and finely branched, this tree begins flowering quite young, so you don't have to wait long for the show to begin in your garden. At first, the blooms are a dark pink, with cerise accents. They open wide, their petals twisting away slightly, and remain for several weeks. In most climates the blooms begin in early spring, before the tree has even leafed out.

As 'Vulcan' matures, the flowers acquire darker hues, until by the 6th or 7th year they are a deep garnet-red, jewel-toned and velvety. When fully extended, these flowers reach 10 to 12 inches wide!

The shape of the tree also changes as it matures. 'Vulcan' begins as a narrow, conical specimen, its branches held almost straight up. As it grows, it becomes more rounded and dense, the excellent branching filling in with ever more flowers and large, showy foliage.

After 10 years' growth in your garden, 'Vulcan' will be about 15 feet high and 10 feet wide at the top. The darkest flower color is achieved in chilly weather, but there is no "wrong" way for these blooms to look -- they are show-stopping in all weathers!

'Vulcan' was bred by famous Magnolia expert Felix Jury, and its excellent breeding shows. It is quite cold-hardy, surviving zone 5 winters with ease. If you want to plant more than one 'Vulcan', space the trees about 8 to 10 feet apart. Zones 5-9.

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Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Good purchase
Tree Lover from MI wrote on April 20, 2016

My tree came and it was about 39" tall not counting the root ball. It states 3qt and it is about as big as it can get for 3qt. Now yes I would have liked it bigger for $79 like I have seen complaints for other web sites were people purchase there beautiful Vulcan they stated was only 12" , but I went all over in my area to try and find a magnolia of this caliber and came up empty handed. So I am very happy with my tree. So if you can find them bigger in your area then great but, if you have to get one online I recommend this site.

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