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Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia

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 old.

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

Magnolia grandiflora, Southern Magnolia (Corner of Georges Drive and Thistle Street) Location Map


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