Magnolia x soulangeana at Cathays Cemetery

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Magnolia x soulangeana with the Liriodendron tulipifera behind
late September 2020

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Magnolia x soulangeana flowers
early April 2021

Grid reference ST 18288 78734
Common name Saucer magnolia
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2020
Map section L
Height 10M September 2020
Girth Multi-stem 122cm + 118cm September 2020
Reference 604

This tree is 100M north east from the chapels.

Magnolia x soulangeana bark

Magnolia x soulangeana bark
late September 2020

Magnolia x soulangeana leaf

Magnolia x soulangeana leaves
late September 2020

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Magnolia x soulangeana flower bud
late September 2020

Magnolia x soulangeana fruit

Magnolia x soulangeana fruit
late September 2020

Magnolia x soulangeana seed

Magnolia x soulangeana seed
early November 2020

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Magnolia x soulangeana in flower
early April 2021

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Magnolia x soulangeana opening bud
early April 2021

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Magnolia x soulangeana flower
early April 2021

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Magnolia x soulangeana flower
early April 2021

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.