Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' at Bute Park

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Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal'
late December 2015

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' 1

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal'
mid May 2016

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' 2

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' with fruit
early August 2016

Grid reference ST 17693 77256
Common name Cardinal Royal mountain ash
Common name Cardinal Royal rowan
Origin Europe, West Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Tag 2623
Old tag 55
Plaque Ian Grist MP
Planted 1990
Height 13M January 2016
Girth 89 cms December 2015
Reference 386

This tree is on the east side of the Sorbus group, beside the path. A plaque in front of the tree indicates that it was planted by Ian Grist MP, former Under Secretary of State for Wales, in 1990.

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' bark

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' bark
December 2015

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' leaf

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' pinnate leaf
mid May 2016

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' flower

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' flower
mid May 2016

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' fruit

Sorbus aucuparia 'Cardinal Royal' fruit
early August 2016

General tree description

Sorbus aucuparia Cardinal Royal is a form of the Common rowan (Sorbus aucuparia). It is a small to medium sized tree with a pyramidal shape and smooth, silvery grey bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 11 to 19 sharply toothed leaflets, dark green in summer, turning yellow or orange in autumn. In spring there are clusters of white flowers, followed in late summer and autumn by dense bunches of bright red fruits.