Quercus serrata at Bute Park

Quercus serrata 0

Quercus serrata
late January 2018

Quercus serrata 1

Quercus serrata
late May 2018

Grid reference ST 17345 77488
Common name Bao li
Origin China, Japan, Korea
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tag 3406
Height 10M January 2018
Girth 82cm January 2018
Reference 564

This tree is towards the centre of the Blackweir woodland south.

Quercus serrata bark

Quercus serrata bark
late January 2018

Quercus serrata leaf

Quercus serrata leaves
late May 2018

General tree description

Quercus serrata grows to around 15M in height. It has grey or reddish-brown bark with wide longitudinal ridges. The leaves are elliptical in shape, up to 18cm long by 9cm wide and with serrated margins. They are leathery, bright green above, greyish-white and hairy beneath, remaining on the tree late in the year and turning a burnt-gold colour in autumn before falling. The acorns are around 2cm long, up to one third enclosed in a cup with hairy, triangular scales.