Magnolia tripetala #1 at Bute Park

Magnolia tripetala 0

Magnolia tripetala
mid November 2015

Magnolia tripetala 1

Magnolia tripetala
late May 2016

Grid reference ST 17929 76533
Common name Umbrella tree
Origin East USA
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2015
Tag 1637 see below
Height 10.5M November 2015
Girth 108cm November 2015
Reference 343

This tree is in the Southern woodland east, close to the Castle.

Its black plastic name plate has tree number 1751, which belongs to a different Magnolia tripetala closer to the Animal Wall.

Magnolia tripetala bark

Magnolia tripetala bark
November 2015

Magnolia tripetala flower

Magnolia tripetala flower
late May 2016

Magnolia tripetala fruit

Magnolia tripetala fruit
early August 2016

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Magnolia tripetala fruit
early October 2016

General tree description

Magnolia tripetala is a small tree, up to 14 metres tall. It has smooth grey bark that develops fissures. The leaves are very large, 30 to 50cm long and 15 to 25cm broad, tapering at the base. There are strongly scented, cream flowers, 18 to 25cm across, in May and June, followed by distinctive red/pink, cone-shaped fruits (cucumbers) 8cm long.