Magnolia denudata at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Magnolia denudata
late March 2017

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Magnolia denudata
early August 2017

Grid reference ST 18476 79080
Common name Yulan
Common name Lily tree
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2017
Height 11.5M March 2017
Girth 226cm @ 0.5M March 2017
Reference 504
Tree blew over night of 3rd February 2019

This tree is in the western species border, just north of the arch into the Rose Garden.

Magnolia denudata branch

Magnolia denudata flower
late March 2017

Magnolia denudata flower1

Magnolia denudata flower
late March 2017

Magnolia denudata flower2

Magnolia denudata flower
late March 2017

Magnolia denudata flower3

Magnolia denudata flower
late March 2017

Magnolia denudata leaf

Magnolia denudata leaves
early August 2017

Magnolia denudata fruit2

Magnolia denudata fruit
early November 2017

Magnolia denudata fruit

Magnolia denudata fruit
early November 2017

General tree description

Magnolia denudata is a small, wide-spreading tree, up to around 12 metres tall, with smooth, grey bark. Pure white, lemon-scented flowers open in March, initially erect and vase shaped, then spreading. The petals are approximately nine in number and 7.5cm long. The leaves emerge pale yellow and mature to bright green, with downy undersides. They are up to 15cm long, oval to obovate, and broadest just below the tip. Cone-like fruits mature to red in late summer, releasing individual red coated seeds.