Protected Tree Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora.
Southern Magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora
Location: Corner of Georges Drive and Thistle Street Significance: Specimen tree and its size
This large well-balanced specimen was probably planted on the corner of these two streets sometime around 1930, making it well over 70 years
Originating from the southern USA, the Southern Magnolia is an evergreen species that produces cup-shaped white blooms with a strong citrus
scent from mid-summer to early autumn, followed by red-brown cones. Moderately frost hardy, the tree prefers warm climates and moist soils.
Clearly, this tree has found conditions to its liking in Napier South. It was nominated for preservation status in the late 1970s, and the
council acquired the tree and surrounding land from Miss C M Berry of 99 Georges Drive. The site is vested as road reserve
Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Napier City Council to ensure that the information on this website is
accurate and up to date, Napier City Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or
indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith.
Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant
government agencies. Napier City Council take cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Where possible
we have tried to provide links to these government agencies for further reading.
Cadastral Information derived from Land Information New Zealands' Digital Cadastral DataBase (DCDB). CROWN
Portions of the Napier City Council information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online
graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced
information or material is copyright to the respective provider.
Quick Page Access Want to be able to get back to this page quickly? Just use the keyword displayed on the blue curve. Type it in the search box at the top of the page and you will be taken to this page with just one cl
Faraday Centre... The Faraday centre aims to provide a resource for educators to use to teach our children about the technology of everyday items and allows for the preservation and demonstration of regional technology of historical significance.