|Grid reference||ST 17641 84454|
|Common name||Cox's juniper|
|Common name||Coffin juniper|
|Status||Wales Champion 2015|
|Height||11M July 2015|
|Girth||75cm June 2015|
This tree is in the upper park beside the small pool known as the Lysichiton pond, so called because of the former presence of Lysichiton commonly known as skunk cabbage.
General tree description
Juniperus recurva var. coxii is a small tree, up to 15 metres tall, with a narrow conical outline and straight stem. It is a variant of the Drooping juniper (Juniperus recurva) and has drooping branchlets longer and more pendulous than the species. Its bark is greyish-orange, shaggy and peeling vertically. The bright green leaves are 7 to 10mm long and in whorls of three. The fruits are ovoid up to 10mm long, glossy brown, ripening to black.