|Grid reference||ST 17743 84077|
|Common name||Patagonian cypress|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||13M June 2015|
|Girth||113cm June 2015|
This tree is in the lower park, in the far north west. It is a few metres north of the second westerly path and on the far side of a small stream.
General tree description
Fitzroya cupressoides is a huge and long lived tree in its natural habitat - some individuals are thought to be 3000 years old. In cultivation it is a small dense tree, growing slowly to around 20 metres. It has an untidy shape and weeping foliage. The leaves are dark blue-green, cypress-like, growing in threes. The cones are small (6mm) and comprise nine scales.