|Grid reference||ST 17860 84063|
|Origin||South west China|
|Status||Wales Champion 2015|
|Height||10.5M June 2015|
This tree is at the top of lower park, east of the footbridge.
General tree description
Rehderodendron macrocarpum is a small tree growing to 7 to 10 metres tall. It has dark grey bark and its leaves are glossy green above and grey-green below. They are 7.5 to 10cm long, elliptic or oblong-ovate, with finely toothed margins. The leaves emerge in May, along with cup-shaped white flowers in hanging clusters. The fruit is oblong, 5 to 7 cm long, green at first, becoming red, finally brown and woody, and containing up to three cylindrical seeds, 2 to 5 cm long.