|Grid reference||ST 18480 79092|
|Common name||Sweetbay Magnolia|
|Common name||Swamp Bay Magnolia|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||7.5M February 2015|
|Girth||128cm @1M February 2015|
This tree is on the west side of Rose Garden.
General tree description
Magnolia virginiana is an evergreen or deciduous tree native to the lowlands and swamps of central and south eastern United States, where it can reach a height of 30 metres. It is deciduous or evergreen depending on climate: evergreen in areas with milder winters. Its leaves are simple (not lobed or pinnate), 6-12 cm long, and 3-5 cm wide. Flowers are creamy white, 8-14 cm diameter, and carry a very strong vanilla scent.