Magnolia Cultivars U–V

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Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars U–V' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-u-v/). Accessed 2022-06-28.

Genus

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

Credits

Julian Sutton (2022)

Recommended citation
Sutton, J. (2022), 'Magnolia Cultivars U–V' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/magnolia/magnolia-cultivars-u-v/). Accessed 2022-06-28.

Our primary references for cultivar information are Jim Gardiner’s (2000) ‘Magnolias: a Gardener’s Guide’ and Matt Lobdell’s (2021) register of cultivars for Magnolia Society International. Further references are cited where relevant. Other important accounts of cultivars include Dorothy Callaway’s (1994) ‘The World of Magnolias’ and (in German) Beet Heerdegen and Reto Eisenhut’s (2020) ‘Magnolien und Tulpenbäume: Magnoliaceae’. Magnolia Society International’s journal ‘Magnolia’ is an ongoing trove of information.


'Ultimate Yellow'

See Magnolia × brooklynensis ‘Ultimate Yellow’.


'Ursula Grau'

See Magnolia sinensis ‘Ursula Grau’.


'Vairano'

M. 'Iolanthe' × M. campbellii Raffillii Group 'Charles Raffill'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious (March to April in S England), large and saucer shaped, revealing a prominent boss of stamens; tepals rich rose-pink outside, paler inside, thick and quite weather-resistant. Small to medium tree raised by Oswald Blumhardt, New Zealand before 2000; named by Otto Eisenhut for the village in Ticino, Switzerland where his nursery is located (Magnolia Grove 2022).


'Valley Splendour'

See Magnolia dawsoniana ‘Valley Splendour’.


'Van Veen'

See Magnolia salicifolia ‘Van Veen’.


VANILLA PEARLS

See Magnolia laevifolia ‘GCCHU2008’.


'Velvet and Cream'

See Magnolia laevifolia ‘Velvet and Cream’.


'Venus'

(M. × soulangeana 'Pickard's Ruby') × M. 'Jurmag1'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers precocious, cup-shaped, 14–16 cm across, deep reddish-pink outside, much paler pink inside, long-lasting. Young leaves flushed bronze. A small tree selected by Michael Gottschalk, Germany, around 2017 (Havlis 2022).


'Verbanica'

See Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Verbanica’.


'Victoria'

See Magnolia grandiflora ‘Victoria’.


'Vulcan'

M. liliiflora hybrid × M. campbellii 'Lanarth'

RHS Hardiness Rating: H5

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Flowers precocious, late March to April in S England, cup-and-saucer-shaped to 20 cm across, at their best deep ruby-red. A small tree raised by Felix Jury, New Zealand; introduced 1989, at the time a new colour break in magnolias with campbellii-like flowers. In Britain, where temperatures tend to be low at and just before flowering, the colour is often a disappointing dull purple; late flowers in New Zealand may also be this colour. Later dark red Mark Jury introductions – ‘Jurmag1’ (BLACK TULIP), ‘Jurmag2’ (FELIX JURY) and ‘Jurmag4’ (BURGUNDY STAR) – all have ‘Vulcan’ as a parent (Jury 2017; Jury & Jury 2021). Highly rated by Philippe de Spoelberch, Belgium (pers. comm. 2021).


'Vulden'

M. denudata × M. 'Vulcan'

Synonyms / alternative names
Magnolia SHIRAZZ

RHS Hardiness Rating: H6

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Flowers precocious (April in S England), initially tulip-shaped, opening flat to ~20 cm across; tepals ~9, rich red-purple outside, inside strikingly pale; fruity fragrance (Boland 2005; Edwards & Marshall 2019). A small tree selected 1993 by Vance Hooper at Duncan & Davies Nurseries, New Zealand. One of the more successful of the ‘New Zealand Reds’ in Europe, highly rated by Philippe de Spoelberch, Belgium (pers. comm. 2021) and considered ‘very worthwhile’ by Edwards & Marshall (2019).