Magnolia grandiflora 'PURPAN'®

Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia grandiflora 'PURPAN'®
southern magnolia, bull bay
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 8-10m
USUAL WIDTH 3-4m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME June - August
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
Summer blooms
Exotics
Rarities
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Evergreen (bull bay) magnolia is the queen of flowering trees and a typical plant of our nursery. We choose the most beautiful and at the same time hardiest varieties. PurpanŸ is a French variety whose first specimens are still alive though being cultivated in Toulouse since 1735!

Purpan® is possibly the fastest growing bull bay magnolia in Europe. It makes large, leathery, deep green and glossy leaves with thin rusty brown indumentum on the undersides. Once established it can grow half a meter or more per year. Still, this evergreen beauty is more likely valued for its large, 20-24 cm across, creamy white, very fragrant flower that appear in profusion from June until August or September.

Pruning is not commonly recommended and this variety is supposed to let grow. Still, for any reason you might have, shorten last year’s long shoots by a third or maximum a half if the tip of the branch does not have a flower bud (fat and short as opposed to a leaf bud that is slim and long). Do so after all frost in early spring. If the branch has a flower bud, cut it after the flower has faded. We strongly recommend regular fertilizing. To save time and worry here is a way to feed your magnolia only once a year: take a quality water-soluble fertilizer (e.g. Kristalon Gold) and use 10 times as much as advised in the instructions for 10 liters of water. Mix it well and slowly pour this shot in the arm onto the roots making sure the plant drinks it all and you will not let it drain off. It will darken the foliage colour in 7-10 days and make new leaves and shoots within maximum 3 weeks from application.

Find it a location with plenty of direct sunlight in summer for at least 6 hours a day, protected from cutting winds. It needs preferably acid soil, very rich in humus, moist but permeable. Evergreen magnolias like clay in lower part of the soil which is an excellent source of nutrients. However, if your soil is only clay, plant it about one third above the soil level and cover the sides with quality soil mixed with peat and substrate or compost. Never make a hill around the root ball, the sides must slant gradually since the most important roots are mainly horizontal. Do not stomp, walk or play on its roots. It does not take root disturbance. Keep it heavily mulched all year round. PurpanŸ magnolia is supposed to take winters of zone 6 (with minimum temperature down to about -23°C) and has not been tested in lower zones yet. In winter provide extra watering in frost-free periods.

Last update 24-02-2014
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Magnolia grandiflora height 80-100 cm, width 30-40 cm
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Magnolia grandiflora height 100-125 cm, width 30-40 cm
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Magnolia grandiflora height 150-175 cm
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Magnolia grandiflora height 150-175 cm
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Magnolia grandiflora 'PURPAN'® height 125-150 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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