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Magnolia virginia 'Vulcan' Tree

Purple/Pink Magnolia Trees
  • £44.99 (ex VAT)
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A rare and stunning cultivar of deciduous Magnolia, ‘Vulcan’ has showy, large purple/pink flowers which are lightly scented. Held upright on the branches, the flowers are shown to maximum effect and you can enjoy watching them gently fade in colour with age. As a bonus, in poor years or a poor situation the flowers maintain their colouring well. It also benefits from flowering from a young age, although the full depth of colour of the flowers increases with maturity.

Magnolia virginia 'Vulcan' grows to a rounded shaped tree with an open framework of branches. It is good in any well-drained, fertile soil, in sun or partial shade, preferably not catching the early morning sun which can lead to frost damage on the buds. This variety is one of the famous Jury Magnolias, bred by Felix Jury in New Zealand. This is a great choice of Magnolia for a slightly unusual purple/pink flower colour and a striking presence.

AKA Magnolia Vulcan, Vulcan Magnolia, Jury Magnolia

  • Common name: Purple/pink magnolia tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2.5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer
  • Flowers: Large purple-pink flowers decorating the branches
  • Foliage: Green deciduous leaves in spring and summer
  • Soil: Suited to most soil types, particularly well-drained, moist sites

Planting Advice for Magnolia virginia Vulcan Trees

Our pot grown Purple Magnolia 'Vulcan' can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your Magnolia establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Gently remove the pot but do not try to loosen the roots of Magnolia trees before planting. They have a fleshy root system and can be quite fragile. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree.

For tree forms of Magnolia Vulcan, we recommend using a stake and tie kit and rabbit guard when planting, but these are not needed for the bush forms. The help and advice section has further information and videos.

Aftercare Advice for Magnolia virginia Vulcan Trees

If you’re planting Magnolia in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Magnolias do not cope well with dry soils so this is especially important. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Irrigation kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

Pruning Magnolia virginia Vulcan Trees

Purple Magnolia 'Vulcan' bushes can be pruned into shape, but should not be heavily pruned as they can go into shock. Simply remove any damaged branches or any that are growing in an awkward position. If pruning to limit the overall size, stagger your pruning over a few years to alleviate the stress on your tree. Pruning for Purple Magnolia should be carried out in mid-summer to early autumn. Avoid pruning in late winter to early spring.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Magnolia Virginia 'Vulcan' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 90-120cm Root type: 10L pot Magnolia Virginia 'Vulcan' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 90-120cm 10L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
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