|Grid reference||ST 18071 78561|
|Common name||Golden Scots pine|
|Alternative name||Pinus sylvestris Aurea Group|
|Status||Wales Champion 2020|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||9M December 2020|
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.
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.