|Grid reference||ST 17841 84017|
|Common name||Chinese fir|
|Origin||China and Vietnam|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||21M June 2015|
|Girth||167cm May 2015|
This tree is towards the top of the lower park, east of the main path.
General tree description
Cunninghamia lanceolata is a medium sized tree growing to around 20 metres tall. It has a conical shape but may spread and develop a flatter top with age. The bark is red-brown and furrowed. The leaves are up to 7cm long, 5mm broad at the base, and tapering to a sharp tip. They are glossy bright green above, whitish below, and in autumn they may darken to a bronze colour. In autumn, there are clusters of seed cones, rounded or ovoid, 3 to 4cm across.