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Spectrum

Spectrum magnolia flower

Spectrum is an American hybrid Magnolia, featuring particularly large deep pink flowers. It grows with an upright conical habit.

Magnolia

Spectrum magnolia for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).

Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery when the new season starts. You won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


History

Spectrum was raised at the US National Arboretum in the 1960s. It is a cross between Magnolia liliiflora 'Nigra' and Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva' and is a sister of Magnolia 'Galaxy'. The main differences are that Spectrum has fewer but larger flowers.

Spectrum characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Flowering seasonMid-season
  • Flowering monthApril
  • Flower formSemi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • PruningNo need to prune
  • Growth rateFast
  • Site conditionsSheltered siteFree-draining site
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Black Tulip
    Magnolia
    Black Tulip
    Black Tulip has deep ruby red flowers, the darkest of any Magnolia variety.
  • See also Galaxy
    Magnolia
    Galaxy
    A modern hybrid Magnolia with lightly fragrant purple-pink tulip-shaped flowers.