Fitzroya cupressoides #1 at Parc Cefn Onn

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Fitzroya cupressoides
early June 2015

Grid reference ST 17743 84077
Common name Patagonian cypress
Origin South Andes
Deciduous No
Status Rather rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 13M June 2015
Girth 113cm June 2015
Reference 221

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.

Fitzroya cupressoides bark

Fitzroya cupressoides bark
July 2015

Fitzroya cupressoides foliage

Fitzroya cupressoides foliage
late August 2015

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.