Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' at Cathays Cemetery

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Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea'
mid December 2020

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Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea'
early March 2021

Grid reference ST 18071 78561
Common name Golden Scots pine
Alternative name Pinus sylvestris Aurea Group
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2020
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 9M December 2020
Girth  
Reference 621

This tree is one of a line of three Golden pine trees planted as a group. Unfortunately two of the three trees are being choked by brambles.

Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' foliage

Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' bark
mid December 2020

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Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' cones
mid December 2020

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Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' cones
mid December 2020

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Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' golden foliage
mid February 2021

General tree description for Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea'

Pinus sylvestris 'Aurea' is a cultivar of the Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris. It is a small, conical tree, characterised by golden-yellow foliage in winter and spring, though blue-green in summer.

General tree description for Pinus sylvestris

Pinus sylvestris is the only Pine native to Britain. It is a large tree, up to around 36 metres tall, often with a single stem and a conical top that flattens out in maturity. The bark is reddish when young, but with age it develops mauve or purple rugged plates on the lower trunk and becomes orange-pink at the top of the tree. The leaves are needles in pairs, grey- or blue-green, twisted, thick and quite short (5 to 7cm long). The cones are woody, slim and 5 to 8cm long.