|Grid reference||ST 18288 78734|
|Common name||Saucer magnolia|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2020|
|Height||10M September 2020|
|Girth||Multi-stem 122cm + 118cm September 2020|
This tree is 100M north east from the chapels.
General tree description
Magnolia x soulangeana is a hybrid of M. denudata (Yulan) and M. liliiflora (Japanese Lily-flowered Magnolia). It is a low, wide-spreading tree growing up to around 13 metres and with smooth, grey bark. Flowering is from April to early May, before the leaves emerge, though some flowers may continue to be produced throughout the Summer. The leaves are shiny dark green, obovate and up to 20cm long. The flowers are large (25cm across), tulip shaped, and white with pink-purple staining at the base. They are followed by red, cone-like, fruits up to 8cm long, and these contain red-orange seeds.