Magnolia Spectrum

  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark

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

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 trees for sale

Deliveries start week commencing 16th September 2019 (or December for bare-root).

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Spectrum tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£49.95


Spectrum characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Site conditions: Sheltered site Free-draining site
  • Blossom duration: Long
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: No need to prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: Pink - dark
  • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf/Flower sequence: Flowers appear first
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Similar varieties

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