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Spectrum

Magnolia
Spectrum magnolia flower
Spectrum has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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

Spectrum magnolia trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £67.50
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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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 AGM (current) 2012
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersScented flowers
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • 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.