|Grid reference||ST 17745 84033|
|Common name||Cilician fir|
|Origin||South Turkey, North west Syria and Lebanon|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2013|
|Height||22M June 2015|
|Girth||179cm May 2015|
This tree is on the west side of the lower park, near the pool. Its foliage is out of reach.
General tree description
Abies cilicica is a large, narrow tree, up to 30 metres tall, with dark grey, smooth bark. The bark is deeply fissured on old trees, and there may be black rings around scars from fallen branches. The leaves are slender needles, 2 to 3.5cm long, bright green above and with two narrow greyish bands beneath. Seed cones are upright, cylindrical, 15 to 25cm long, and initially green but becoming reddish-brown in colour. Abies cilicica is rare in its native habitat as well as in Britain.