Magnolia Spectrum has fewer but larger flowers than some of its Magnolia counterparts.The picture should tell you what colour the flowers are but For the ladies this could be described as Summer passion blush with a hint of Coral. For the blokes, it is dark pink (thanks to the woman in my life for pointing out what blush is!)
Clay, loamy or sandy, this tree will tolerate nearly all soil conditions. Lava flows and chemical dumping grounds would probably cause it a problem before some one out there tries to prove a point.
It will not like getting its feet wet like most other Magnolias so make sure the soil has good drainage. Trying to fit "wellies" to the biggest roots will be a complete waste of time.
These are good low maintenance trees but pick a good spot for it as they are like your grumpy grand parents and not keen on change. Circumstances that is, not lower denominations of currency.
You should be looking at a mature height of around 13m but this is weather and site specific. Expect a 10 year height of around 4-6 m. Very low flying aircraft will also restrict height!
The tree is supplied with the rootball intact in compost which means you can plant these any time of the year. Great for the genocidal gardeners out there with fingers capable of sucking the life out of anything plant like as you only need to plant and water initially. Feeding and maintenance comes later but at least the tree has a fighting chance before then! Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
General Magnolia Information
Magnolias are generally a low maintenance tree that can tolerate a small amount of drought but not wet for too long so make sure the soil has good drainage. Frequent watering in Summer is better than one large drowning. Magnolias do not require a great deal of pruning but removing dead, diseased and crossed over branches is a good idea. Pick a good spot and do not move them as they may rebel against it by hiding the remote control or not being as vigorous as before. In summary they don't like to be moved/transplanted.
Arguably larger pots mean larger root balls and therefore more vigorous growth.