Pterocarya x rehderiana at Bute Park

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Pterocarya x rehderiana
mid November 2015

Pterocarya x rehderiana 1

Pterocarya x rehderiana
early February 2016

Pterocarya x rehderiana 2

Pterocarya x rehderiana
early June 2016

Grid reference ST 17635 76794
Common name Hybrid wingnut
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Tag 3337
Planted c.1965
Height 27M November 2015
Height 28M January 2018
Girth 739cm @ 1M January 2018
Reference 339

This tree is beside the Millenium Bridge.

Pterocarya x rehderiana bark

Pterocarya x rehderiana bark
January 2016

Pterocarya x rehderiana catkin

Pterocarya x rehderiana catkins
mid April 2016

Pterocarya x rehderiana flower

Pterocarya x rehderiana very small white flowers
mid May 2016

Pterocarya x rehderiana fruit

Pterocarya x rehderiana fruit
early June 2016

Pterocarya x rehderiana leaf

Pterocarya x rehderiana leaf
early June 2016

Pterocarya x rehderiana wingnut

Pterocarya x rehderiana wingnut fruits
mid September 2017

General tree description

Pterocarya x rehderiana is a hybrid of the Causasian and Chinese wingnuts, Pterocarya fraxinifolia and Pterocarya stenoptera. It is a large and fast-growing tree, up to around 25 metres tall, often with a short trunk and a very broad crown. Its bark is grey and closely ridged, and the leaves are pinnate, 20cm or more long, with eleven to twenty-one leaflets. The leaflets are 5 to 10cm long, ovate in shape and serrated, dark green in summer, turning butter yellow in autumn. In spring there are attractive long, drooping, catkins with tiny white or light green flowers. These are followed in early summer by small, green-winged nutlets in long, drooping strings. The nutlets mature to brown in late summer or autumn.