Magnolia kobus at Insole Court

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Magnolia kobus
early March 2019

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Magnolia kobus
late April 2017

Grid reference ST 14986 77904
Common name Kobushi
Common name Northern Japanese magnolia
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Height 13M April 2017
Girth 233cm @0.3M April 2017
Reference 509

This tree at at the north end of the car park close to the exit.

Magnolia kobus bark

Magnolia kobus bark
late April 2017

Magnolia kobus bud

Magnolia kobus flower
early March 2019

Magnolia kobus flower

Magnolia kobus flower
early March 2019

Magnolia kobus leaf

Magnolia kobus leaves
late April 2017

Magnolia kobus fruit

Magnolia kobus early fruit
late April 2017

General tree description

Magnolia kobus is a small to medium-sized tree and can grow to 18 metres tall, with a dense, spreading form when mature. It has grey-brown bark that develops rough, corky ridges with age. The leaves are dark green, 8 to 15 cm long, obovate, with a pointed tip, and smooth edges and surfaces. Flowering is in March-April, before the leaves. The flowers are creamy white, slightly fragrant, and 10 to 12cm across with six petals. The fruits are pink pods that split open in autumn to reveal scarlet seeds.