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Magnolia virginia 'Vulcan' Tree

Purple/Pink Magnolia Trees
  • From £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 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.

Once planted, water well around the base. Bush forms do not require a staking kit.

Aftercare Advice for Magnolia virginia Vulcan Trees

If you’re planting Purple Magnolia in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are 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.

Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for a couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Magnolia virginia Vulcan Trees

Vulcan Magnolia 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 Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

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

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

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. *Pot sizes may vary. 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.

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.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

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

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

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: 60-90cm Root type: 5L pot* Magnolia Virginia 'Vulcan' Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 5L pot* £44.99 (ex VAT)
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Magnolia Virginia 'Vulcan' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 90-120cm Root type: 10L pot* Magnolia Virginia 'Vulcan' Price £59.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 90-120cm 10L pot* £59.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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