|Grid reference||ST 16138 76994|
|Common name||Northern Japanese magnolia|
|Height||11.5M February 2017|
|Girth||171cm @ 1M February 2017|
This tree is in the lower park, west side, beside the footpath.
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.