|Grid reference||ST 18466 79161|
|Common name||Chinese prickly-ash|
|Common name||Szechuan pepper|
|Origin||China and Japan|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||6M May 2015|
|Girth||47cm April 2015|
|Tree died||Winter 2016/17|
This tree is on the west side of the Botanic Garden, just south of the toilet building.
General tree description
Zanthoxylum simulans is a small tree with a spreading form and spiny branches, particularly notable for the stout prickles on its trunk. It has small, greenish-yellow, cup-shaped flowers in early summer, followed by small rounded reddish fruits. The leaves are pinnate, consisting of 7 to 11 broadly oblong, saw-toothed, glossy, dark-green leaflets which turn yellow to reddish yellow in autumn.