|Grid reference||ST18041 78473|
|Common name||Indian bean tree|
|Height||11M June 2021|
|Girth||149cm June 2021|
This tree is towards the south end of the cemetery, roughly in the centre and approximately 100M from the Fairoak Road boundary. In late June 2021 its largest leaves measured between 29 and 32cm long, and 19 to 21cm broad.
General tree description
This is a spreading medium-sized tree, native to the southern USA. It can grow to 18 metres in height, and has an irregular, broad crown. Leaves are pale green, broad-ovate in shape and up to 25cm in length. They can emit a somewhat unpleasant odour when bruised. Fragrant flowers appear in May-June. They are white marked with orange and purple, bell-shaped and 3-4cm in width. After flowering, seeds come in slender bean-like pods which mature to dark brown in autumn.