|Grid reference||ST 18476 79080|
|Common name||Lily tree|
|Status||Wales Champion 2017|
|Height||11.5M March 2017|
|Girth||226cm @ 0.5M March 2017|
|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.
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.