A Remarkable cucumber magnolia

Tree Information
Common Name: cucumber magnolia
Scientific name: Magnolia acuminata
Category: Historic tree
Notes: Robert E. Lee is said to have camped underneath this tree during the seige of Petersburg, 1864-65. This the second largest cucumbertree on record for Virginia. Located in front of Violet Bank Museum (Gen. R.E. Lee's headquarters from June 8-Nov. 1, 1864. News article in file (Richmond Times Dispatch, Oct. 26, 1975). News article in file (Richmond Times Dispatch, Oct. 26, 1975).
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Nominator: David Martin
Location of Tree
County/City: Colonial Heights
Name of tree owner: Violet Bank Museum
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