Magnolia kobus at Bute Park

Magnolia kobus 0

Magnolia kobus
mid March 2017

Magnolia kobus 1

Magnolia kobus
late March 2017

Magnolia kobus 2

Magnolia kobus
late April 2019

Grid reference ST 17658 76916
Common name Kobushi
Common name Northern Japanese magnolia
Origin Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Tag 2346
Height 10M March 2017
Girth 123cm March 2017
Girth 132cm July 2023
Reference 503

This tree is in the woodland east of the Camellia Garden and north of Old Man's Wood, among a grove of Magnolia kobus.

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 flower2

Magnolia kobus flowers
mid March 2017

Magnolia kobus leaf

Magnolia kobus lead and fruit
late April 2019

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.