Steven's Park Big Leaf Magnolia

SPECIES: Magnolia macrophylla DIAMETER: 22 ORIGINAL TREASURE TREE: Yes

Tree Location

Address:

501 Hermitage Rd
Charlotte, NC 28207

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Coordinates:

35.200203
-80.826389

 

History

Big leaf magnolia have the largest simple leaves of any native tree in North America, along with the largest single flower.  This is listed as a threatened plant in North Carolina, due to high collection pressure, and low population density.  

This big leaf magnolia is one of Mecklenburg County's original Treasure Trees, and certainly worth a trip to Stevens Park.  Come find this rare, and unusual tree, one of the Jewels of the Crown.

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