It is surprising although very encouraging that a relatively young garden like Marwood Hill should have some of the biggest trees in Britain and Ireland or Champion Trees as they are now known. In fact we have twenty two at present. These together with several others in the garden were measured in the Summer of 2006 and found to be the biggest. Of course, it is expected that Magnolia Marwood Spring would be one of them having originated at Marwood, but there are several Eucalyptus and many other rare trees in the collection.

Eucalyptus C (480x359)

Genus Name

Species Name

Ht.(m)

Dia.(cm)

Girth (cm)

Stems

At(m)

Position

Betula celtiberica 16 2 89     Birch grove, mid W
Betula ubilis var. jacquemontii 'Silver Shadow' 18 28 67     Birch grove, mid
Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum 7 28 88   0.2 Best of 3 on path under N bank, mid E
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Coneybearii Aurea' 13 56 175   1 Sloping path N of upper pond dam. Fine tree
Eucalyptus approximans subsp approximans 21 32 100 ++   Eucalyptus grove, SE
Eucalyptus cinerea 18 32 99     Eucalyptus grove, SE [unlabelled]
Eucalyptus fastigiata 20 56 176   0.6 Bank below nursery, to E. As label. Forks
Eucalyptus gregsoniana 19 76 240   0.3 Eucalyptus grove, SW. Giant bush, as label
Eucalyptus lacrimans 10 15 46     Eucalyptus grove, NW. Poor thin tree still
Eucalyptus nova anglica 21 27 24     Eucalyptus grove, SW
Koelreuteria paniculata var. apiculata 11 32 99     S Bank, mid W
Leptospermum myrtifolium 7 26 83 18 1.3 W of walled garden, in near Leptospermum group
Magnolia x proctoriana 'Slavin's Snowie' 8 22 68   0.9 Bottom of N bank, mid
Magnolia x soulangiana 'Pickard's Schmetterling' 10 25 77   0.6 S Bank, mid W
Magnolia sprengeri 'Marwood Spring' 15 57 178   0.7 N side of upper pond. Original tree - a seedlingwith dark purplish flowers from a var. diva at Porlock, itself a seedling one
Nothofagus glauca 13 31 96     S. bank, mid W
Nothofagus obliqua var. macrocarpa 11 32 101   0.9 Under N bank, E, in Notofagus group label says 'maesocarpa'
Prunus rufa 8 21 67     Bottom of N bank, E
Prunus serrula x serrulata 8 21 67   1.2 Bottom of N bank, E. Fine young tree
Quercus x hispanica 'Wageningen' 9 20 64   0.8 Top of S slope, W, good young tree
Rhus punjabensis 8 19 59   1.2 Bottom of N bank, mid As label
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' 14 41 130     Crosspaths under N bank [E]