Natural Monument—Yulan Magnolia at Kyongsong

Yulan Magnolia at Kyongsong grow in Haonpho Workers’ District, Kyongsong County, North Hamgyong Province.

Magnolia denudata is a tall, broad-leaved tree belonging to the Magnoliaceae. It is rare to be seen in the northern area of Korea.

It is 17 metres tall. Its root neck is 1.7 metres round and its crown, about 10 metres wide.

A big, white bud comes into bloom first at the end of sprays before its leaves are out in around April.

Its obovate sepals and petals are 7 to 8 cm long and do not differ in size and colour.

Several follicles form an oval cluster of fruits, which ripen fox-red in autumn.

The Yulan Magnolia at Kyongsong is under preservation as a natural monument as it adds more beauty to its surrounding scenery.

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