Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' at Cathays Cemetery

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Sorbus 'Golden Wonder'
early July 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' 1

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' in fruit
early August 2021

Grid reference ST 18087 78401
Common name Mountain ash 'Lombarts Golden Wonder'
Alternative name Sorbus 'Lombarts Golden Wonder'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section V
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 6.5M August 2021
Girth 102cm @ 0.25M August 2021
Reference 736

This tree is towards the south end of the Cemetery, Fairoak Road side, opposite G & J Motors.

Its trunk is significantly damaged, probably caused when a branch became torn off.

In August 2021 a leaf was measured as 29cm long and three leaflets were measured as 9.5cm, 10cm and 8cm.
Another leaf was measured as 26cm long and three of its leaflets were measured as 9cm, 9cm and 8cm.

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' bark

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' branch torn from the trunk
early July 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' leaf1

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' leaves
early July 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' leaf2

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' leaves & fruit
early July 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit1

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit
early July 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit2

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit
early August 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit3

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit
early August 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit4

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit
mid August 2021

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit5

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' fruit
mid November 2021

General tree description

Sorbus 'Golden Wonder' is a small, upright tree. It has blue-green, pinnate leaves comprising 13 to 15 leaflets, each sharply toothed almost to its base. The autumn colouring is yellow and red. There are white flowers in May and early June, followed by large clusters of golden-yellow fruits.