|Grid reference||ST 17693 77256|
|Common name||Cardinal Royal mountain ash|
|Common name||Cardinal Royal rowan|
|Origin||Europe, West Asia|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Plaque||Ian Grist MP|
|Height||13M January 2016|
|Girth||89 cms December 2015|
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.
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.