Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' at Bute Park

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Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa'
mid January 2016

Grid reference ST 17412 77827
Common name Curled holly
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status GB Champion 2013
Missing tag 3888
Height 12.5M January 2016
Girth 130cm January 2016
Reference 394

This tree is on the east edge of the Blackweir playing fields, north of the changing rooms and close to the bank of the canal.

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' bark

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' bark
January 2016

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaf

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaves
mid January 2016

General tree description

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' is a cultivar of the Common holly, Ilex aquifolium. It is a small tree with purple-grey bark and twisted, thick leathery leaves. These have few or no spines except for a sharp point at the tip. This is a male clone and produces no fruit.