Bred by the Jury family in Takanini. The Vulvan looks absurdly stunning when in flower, producing deep wine-pink and beautifully cupped blooms. A magnificent specimen tree. If you have space, growing one is highly logical. Size 5m x 4m
Comes in a 35L pot
Full sun/part shade. Grows best in a free draining soil rich in organic matter.
Dig a hole that is at least twice as wide and twice as deep as the pot your plant came in.
Backfill hole with a mix of your top soil, Kings Compost, and Sheep Pellets. Or if you don’t have much top soil use Living Earth Garden Mix instead.
Carefully remove the pot from your magnolia and gently plant. Plant your magnolia at the same depth as it was in the pot.
If you’re in heavier soils you can also plant into a slight mound to help improve the drainage.
Feed with Kings 24+ slow release fertiliser or for an organic option use Nature’s Organic Fertiliser.
Mulch with Living Earth More Than Mulch to help suppress weeds, reduce watering needs, and help their roots stay cool.
Help feed the plant and improve the soil by feeding with Kings Sheep Pellets and Aquaticus Garden Booster. Feed in early spring, and again in autumn.
Or for a slow release option, use Kings Slow Release Acidic Food.
Weed regularly and mulch regularly to help suppress weeds and reduce watering needs.
Magnolias generally don’t need pruning. Older trees should only be pruned as a last resort. Unless it can’t be avoided, limit pruning to the removal of dead, damaged, and diseased wood.