|Grid reference||ST 17763 83974|
|Common name||Willow-leaved magnolia|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||14M June 2015|
|Girth||138cm @0.2M June 2015|
This tree is in the lower park. It is about a quarter of the way around the looping western path in a clockwise direction, on the right of the path, 40M south east of the pool. All flowers appeared high on the tree.
General tree description
Magnolia salicifolia is a medium-sized tree, up to 17 metres tall with a broadly conical shape. Its bark is buff coloured and corky. The leaves are relatively small for a Magnolia, 8 to 14cm long, narrow and willow-like. In early spring there are small (8cm), fragrant, white flowers. The bark, wood and leaves are all lemon-scented when bruised
This tree is not common in Britain and is described in the Tree Register Handbook (2011) as "occasional", meaning "individuals in many large gardens or towns but more generally absent".