|Common name||Northern Japanese magnolia|
|Height||11.5M April 2016|
|Girth||141cm April 2016|
|Reference||ST 18730 78539|
In the past there was a complete row of Magnolia kobus along the Ninian Road boundary between the middle gate and Alder Road, but over the years some have died and been removed. This particular tree is the middle one of the three most southerly Magnolia kobus on the Ninian Road boundary.
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.