|Grid reference||ST 17679 77243|
|Common name||Snow pear|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||12m November 2015|
|Girth||174cm November 2015|
This tree is in the Sorbus group, approximately 55M north west of the bridge at the College of Music and Drama entrance to the park.
General tree description
Pyrus nivalis is a small to medium-sized tree, 10 to 16 metres tall, with a rounded upright shape, ascending branches and dense twigs. Its bark is dark grey-brown and square-cracked. In spring it has striking silvery foliage as there are dense white flowers among the new leaves that emerge white and woolly. The leaves are oval or obovate, 8 by 4cm, and untoothed. They become grey-green in summer, and then in autumn wine-red with pink undersides. The fruits are yellow-green and round, approximately 4cm across.