Photinia x Magical® Volcano

Like lava flowing from a volcano...

Common Name Magical Volcano Red Tip
Botanical Name Photinia x ‘KOLMAVUCA’ PP 25.024 Magical® Volcano
Size 3-4' tall by 4-5' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 7-9
Sun / Shade Full sun to part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundations, large containers, specimens, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Heavily serrated, shiny red leaves flush 2-3 times per year with an eruption of color on a compact plant - putting Magical Volcano in a class of its own.
Propagation Methods Vegetative softwood cuttings
Bloom Time Spring to summer

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Don’t let the compact size of Magical Volcano mislead you! This plant erupts in a blaze of color in the spring with heavily serrated, garnet-red leaves. As the leaves mature, they become a deeper burgundy with coppery-brown undertones, until the entire plant turns rich, olive green. From revolutionary breeding, and in keeping with its name, this exciting new red tip produces a color burst of new leaves 2-3 times per year.

Versatile due to its compact size, and amazing performance, Magical Volcano can be used in urban spaces where common red tip would never fit. Performs best when given protection from harsh winds in the northern extension of its growing range.