|Grid reference||ST 17621 76973|
|Common name||Chinese cork tree|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Height||15M January 2016|
|Girth||343 at 0.9M December 2015|
This tree is towards the north of the Camellia Garden, about 100M north of the Millenium Bridge. It is best seen looking east down a slope from the main path.
General tree description
Phellodendron chinense is a wide-spreading tree up to about 15 metres tall. It has dark green, leathery, pinnate leaves, up to 38cm long and comprising seven to thirteen oblong leaflets. They turn yellow in autumn. Greenish-yellow, drooping flowers appear in early summer, followed on female trees by black berry-like fruits that ripen in autumn.