'Cotton Candy' Magnolia is a Dennis Ledvina cross between 'Red Baron' and 'Blushing Belle'. The huge flowers are a strong clear medium pink on both the interior and the exterior. M. acuminata is in half of its ancestry, so 'Cotton Candy' is unusually cold hardy for a "campbellii type" of Magnolia. The open faced flowers face upward, and when in bloom, the effect of 'Cotton Candy' is stunning. The habit is upright and vigorous.