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How to tell the age of a magnolia without cutting into it

How can I tell the age of my magnolia soulangia without cutting into it? I've pruned it over the years so it's not at full height, but the girth is 50cm in circumference. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,022
    Why would it be important enough to find the age by cutting into it?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743
    Hi and welcome to the Forum.
    Much would depend upon variety and location. Growth is faster in some areas than others. 
    Very difficult to say for sure. 
  • The tree is in a garden in London
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