Photinia 'Kolmavoca' MAGICAL VOLCANO

Photinia 'Kolmavoca'
Photinia 'Kolmavoca' MAGICAL VOLCANO
photinia - STANDARD TREE
SIZE/TYPE small tree
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES ++multicoloured:green and red and burgundy red
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
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
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MAGICAL VOLCANO is a new photinia bred by Peter R.Kolster from the Netherlands in 2009. It is a cross between popular Fraser’s hedging photinia and Chinese photinia serratifolia. It is renowned for extremely serrated leaf margins, compact growth, and longer lasting colour of new shoots. It was patented under PP25024 in 2014. Most often you come across photinia hedges or specimen shrubs, however, tree forms are becoming more and more popular. They are renowned for red new leaves and offer good screening at a desirable height blocking views from neighbouring windows if privacy is why you look for an evergreen tree.

MAGICAL VOLCANO photinia has ovate, 7-10 cm large, evergreen leaves with conspicuously serrated margins. They emerge striking red and change to garnet red or burgundy red with some coppery-brown tones later. In 4-8 weeks they mature to dark olive green. New leaves emerge 2 or 3 times a year and before winter the whole plant gains coppery red tones until the arrival of warm days of spring when they turn green again. In mid spring older plants produce medium-sized panicles of creamy white flowers.

As every standard tree it needs a good support to protect the stem from moving, especially in wind. It can be removed after 3 years if the tree is well established. There is usually a bamboo stick attached to the tree stem when you buy the plant. It needs to be removed before you tie the stem into your new support.

In zone 6 we should find it a place sheltered from strong, drying winds in winter. It grows moderately to 2-3m tall and can be pruned from early spring until midsummer. It needs moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil and mulching. Provide extra watering in hot summers and in frost-free periods in the winter, too, if the ground is not frozen. Hardy to about -23°C.

Last update 26-02-2020
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Photinia 'Kolmavoca' MAGICAL VOLCANO height of stem 90-100 cm
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  • 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.
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  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
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  • 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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