Magnolia ‘Spectrum’ is also known as Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Spectrum‘. It is part of the Magnoliaceae family of plants. It is a medium-sized, deciduous tree. It is a multi-stemmed hybrid.
Étienne Soulange-Bodin (1774-1846), a French botanist, originally cultivated the Magnolia x soulangeana.
It has shiny, dark green foliage. They are simple and oval. The flowers grow before the leaves. The flowers are large almost 20cm or 8in wide. They are goblet-shaped and are purplish pink. They are paler inside than outside. The cone-shaped fruit follows the flowers.
How to grow Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Spectrum‘:
Grow Magnolia x soulangeana ‘Spectrum‘ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist and well-drained soil. It thrives in neutral to acid soil. Shelter it from cold winds. Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-hardwood cuttings. Prune them in the summer. Watch out for scale insects, coral spot, honey fungus, phytophthora root rot.