|Grid reference||ST 17880 79601|
|Common name||Persian ironwood|
|Origin||Northern Iran, Caucaus|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||13M August 2015|
|Girth||128cm @ 0.75M 2015|
This tree is opposite the WW2 huts which are beside the approach road leading to the main car park.
General tree description
Parrotia persica is a small, wide spreading tree growing to around 15 metres tall. It has flaking bark with cream, grey or orange plates, particularly striking in winter. The leaves are oval to obovate and roughly toothed, up to 12cm long and 6cm wide. In summer they are glossy green, turning crimson and gold in autumn. Flowering is in mid to late winter or early spring. The flowers are clusters of crimson stamens, small with no petals. The fruits are 8mm shiny nuts in tough brown husks.