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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.

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 26th October for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


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

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