Magnolia obovata at Parc Cefn Onn

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Magnolia obovata
early June 2015

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Magnolia obovata
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 17716 84070
Common name Japanese big-leaf magnolia
Alternative name Magnolia hypoleuca
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 11M June 2015
Girth 94CM @ 0.8m
Reference 220

This tree is in the lower park, upper west, on the outside edge of the path. Its bark is badly split.

Magnolia obovata bark

Magnolia obovata bark
May 2016

Magnolia obovata leaf

Magnolia obovata leaf
early June 2015

Magnolia obovata flower

Magnolia obovata flower
early June 2015

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Magnolia obovata flower
early June 2015

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Magnolia obovata autumn leaves
early November 2015

General tree description

Magnolia obovata is a medium sized tree with a short trunk and grey bark. It has very large obovate leaves, up to 40cm long, glaucous and slightly hairy underneath. Creamy-white, fragrant flowers, up to 20cm across, appear in May and June, followed by clusters of large, 18cm long, red fruits (cucumbers).