Zanthoxylum simulans at Roath Park Botanic Garden

Zanthoxylum simulans 0

Zanthoxylum simulans
late April 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans 1

Zanthoxylum simulans
early June 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans 2

Zanthoxylum simulans
mid September 2015

Grid reference ST 18466 79161
Common name Chinese prickly-ash
Common name Szechuan pepper
Origin China and Japan
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 6M May 2015
Girth 47cm April 2015
Reference 198
Tree died Winter 2016/17

This tree is on the west side of the Botanic Garden, just south of the toilet building.

Zanthoxylum simulans bark

Zanthoxylum simulans bark
May 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans bark2

Zanthoxylum simulans bark detail
July 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans foliage

Zanthoxylum simulans foliage
early June 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans fruit

Zanthoxylum simulans fruit
mid July 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans fruit2

Zanthoxylum simulans orange leaves & red berries
mid September 2015

Zanthoxylum simulans fruit3

Zanthoxylum simulans fruit
mid October 2015

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.