|Grid reference||ST 17899 76487|
|Common name||Umbrella tree|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Tag||1751 see below|
|Height||9.5M March 2016|
|Girth||118cm March 2016|
This tree is in the Southern woodland east, close to the Castle.
Its black plastic name plate has tree number 1637, which belongs to a different Magnolia tripetala nearby but closer to the foot path.
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.