|Grid reference||ST 15006 77905|
|Origin||China and Japan|
|Status||Wales Champion 2017|
|Height||6M April 2017|
|Girth||86cm @0.75M April 2017|
This tree at at the north end of the car park close to the exit.
General tree description
Eriobotrya japonica is a large shrub, or a small tree in a warm situation, 6 to 10 metres tall, with a rounded, bushy form. It has blackish bark that becomes cracked with age. The leaves are large - up to 30cm long and 12cm broad - leathery, wrinkled and coarsely toothed. They are glossy green, with a brown woolly under surface. In autumn after a hot summer there may be fragrant, Hawthorn-like flowers. Very rarely in Britain these may be followed by yellow, pear shaped fruits (loquats), 4 to 5cm across, that ripen the following summer.