Can anyone identify this tree please?

Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
I saw this tree at my husband’s work on Saturday. I have never seen anything like it and Google is no help. Can anyone tell me what it is?
the red/pink things are really hard and have no scent. 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,324
    edited 30 July
    Magnolia, perhaps M.Soulangeana
    The red bits are seed pods, not flowers
    Devon.
  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
    Thank you. So if he pulled one of the seed pods off I could plant one in my garden?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,324
    once they're ripe, they split open, but take many , many years to get to flowering size.
    I think most are grafted, but I might be wrong 
    Devon.
  • Jennym83Jennym83 Posts: 41
    Great, thank you for your help Hostafan
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