Magnolia x 'Vulcan'
Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.
|Lore||There are 35 species in the genus Magnolia named after Pierre Magnol, an 18th century botanist of Montpellier, France. Early breeding of Asian magnolia species began in France because the first imported species arrived there early on. The Jesuit missionaries in China were French and often became amateur botanists, collecting new plants to be sent back to Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Not until later did many of these species become established in British horticultural circles from which our English language texts originate.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide in natural form; 15 to 25 ft. tall, in trained tree form.|
|Design Ideas||Plant Vulcan in the front yard, where it will be the talk of the neighborhood. Its potent red flowers are unusual among Magnolia and are so vivid they can be seen at the far end of a deep city lot. Just as beautiful up close, around foundations, patios and porches. Narrow enough to dress up side-yards where it can be viewed from indoors. Super for marking gates and entries, or as a pair in formal shrub or perennial gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply, regularly; more frequently in extreme heat.|
Provide deep, enriched, moist, well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH. Provide protection from harsh winter winds. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize in early spring. Prune for structure only.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9