Tree Information

Common Name: umbrella magnolia

Scientific Name: Magnolia tripetala

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1933

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 70 in.

Height: 49 ft.

Crown: 49 ft.

Points: 131

Date Last Measured: 2022

Last Measured by: Rod Simmons

Date First Measured: 2012

2022 update: Tree is very healthy and is not threatened in any way and is in a protected, favorable location. Trunk forks into two stems just about ground level. May have comprised three or more trunks at one time. Each stem was measured at 4.5' above ground to calculate trunk composite circumference shown here. Stem 1: 44". Stem 2: 55". Previously measured in 2012 by Greg Zell at 52", 47', 44', 110 points.

2012 update: Large specimen growing on private property in the Palisades section of Arlington. Double-trunk tree measured at 1' above the ground, below the trunk fork. Renovation or new construction could endanger tree, but it is currently healthy.

Google Street View. March 2022.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Arlington

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Land Owner: Private

GPS Coordinates: 38.92023, -77.10971

Directions: Located in north Arlington on property overlooking the Potomac River. In front of house on right side of driveway. Visible from street.

Owner Address: Private

Contact Information

Contact Name: Rod Simmons

Contact Email:


Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell

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