|Grid reference||ST 18501 79208|
|Common name||Southern evergreen magnolia|
|Common name||Bull bay magnolia|
|Origin||South east USA|
|Height||8M July 2015|
This tree is on the border of the Acer Lawn, about 12M from the east-west path.
General tree description
Magnolia grandiflora is a small tree, up to 12 metres tall, with an irregular shape. Its bark is grey and develops shallow scales. The leaves are slender and up to 25cm long, leathery, glossy green above, and often woolly and reddish brown underneath. Fragrant creamy-white flowers, up to 25cm across, appear in mid summer and last until late autumn.