Magnolia kobus at Thompson's Park

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Magnolia kobus
mid March 2017

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Magnolia kobus
mid August 2017

Grid reference ST 16138 76994
Common name Kobushi
Common name Northern Japanese magnolia
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
TROBI Remarkable Tree
Height 11.5M February 2017
Girth 171cm @ 1M February 2017
Reference 493

This tree is in the lower park, west side, beside the footpath.

Magnolia kobus bark

Magnolia kobus bark
mid March 2017

Magnolia kobus bud

Magnolia kobus buds
mid March 2017

Magnolia kobus flower

Magnolia kobus flower
mid March 2017

Magnolia kobus leaf

Magnolia kobus leaves
mid August 2017

Magnolia kobus fruit

Magnolia kobus early fruit
mid August 2017

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Magnolia kobus terminal bud
mid August 2017

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.