Cedrus brevifolia at Parc Cefn Onn

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Cedrus brevifolia
early January 2017

Grid reference ST 17818 83829
Common name Cyprian cedar
Origin Cyprus
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 21M August 2015
Girth 147cm May 2015
Reference 016

This tree is at the south west end of the lower park, approximately 23M from the end of the twisted steel railing. Its foliage is well out of reach.

Cedrus brevifolia bark

Cedrus brevifolia bark
May 2015

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Cedrus brevifolia bark
early July 2016

Cedrus brevifolia foliage

Cedrus brevifolia foliage
early July 2016

Cedrus brevifolia leaf

Cedrus brevifolia leaves
early July 2016

General tree description

Cedrus brevifolia is a medium sized tree, believed to grow up to 23 metres, relatively small among the cedars. It has a sparse apearance, with a rough spire shape and an open crown of horizontal branches. The bark is grey and the foliage bluish or bright green. The leaves are very short, 1 to 2.5cm long, and on old trees may be even shorter - 7 to 15mm long. The cones are barrel-shaped and around 7cm long.