Past trees

The following notable trees were formerly in one of Cardiff's parks but have died or been removed.

This table can be sorted by Name, Common name or Place by clicking in the column heading. It is initially sorted by Name.

Name Common Name Origin Status Location   OS Grid Tag Place Event
Betula 'Fetisowii' Central Asian hybrid birch Central Asia GB Champion 2015 Blackfriars, north west ST 17769 76749 2118 Bute Park  
Crataegus monogyna Common hawthorn Europe   Hawthorn group, far north ST 17561 77464 2705?‡ Bute Park  
Crataegus tanacetifolia Tansy-leaved hawthorn South West Asia Rather rare GB Champion 2013 Hawthorn group, north ST 17599 77420 2718 Bute Park 142
Prunus verecunda Korean hill cherry Korea, Japan and China GB Champion 2013
Felled Autumn 2015
North of the paddling pool ST 15466 76898   Victoria Park  
Magnolia stellata Star magnolia Japan Wales Champion 2013
Removed winter 2015/16
West border of Rose Garden ST 18480 79085   Roath Park Botanic  
Osmanthus yunnanensis Giant osmanthus Central China Wales Champion 2013 West of brook, near north bridge ST 18516 79210   Roath Park Botanic  
Ptelea trifoliata Hop tree East North America Rare Wales Champion 2013
Removed February 2016
East border of Rose Garden ST 18525 79092   Roath Park Botanic  
Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera' Dwarf red pine Japan GB Champion 2013 Enclosure at north east end ST 18601 79143 14 Roath Park Botanic  
Zanthoxylum simulans Chinese prickly-ash China & Japan Wales Champion 2013
Died winter 2016/17
West side, south of toilet building ST 18466 79161   Roath Park Botanic  
Styphnolobium japonicum Pagoda tree North China Pettigrew 1894 planting[4] 35 metres north of SW entrance ST 18478 78999   Roath Park Botanic  
Magnolia denudata Yulan China Rare Wales Champion 2017 West border of Rose Garden ST 18476 79080   Roath Park Botanic  
Abies cephalonica Grecian fir South Greece mountains Rather rare Glamorgan Champion 2013 Upper park, north of summer house ST 17761 84460   Parc Cefn Onn  
Abies veitchii Veitch's fir Central Japan Rather rare Glamorgan Champion 2013
Removed February 2016
Lower park, north, by east path ST 17860 84048   Parc Cefn Onn  
Ficus carica Common fig SW Asia & E Mediterranean Wales Champion 2013 South east corner, near gate ST 15586 77982   Bishops Palace  
Acer griseum Paperbark maple Eastern Asia Felled February 2017 - flood relief scheme Beside footbridge in centre of the gardens ST 19922 77865   Waterloo Gardens  
Populus nigra 'Italica' Lombardy poplar Italy Wales Champion 2015
Felled February 2017 - flood relief scheme.
North east end of Waterloo Gardens ST 20017 77885   Waterloo Gardens  
Malus 'Profusion'   Garden origin   North east end of Waterloo Gardens ST 20001 77907   Waterloo Gardens  
Acer cappadocicum subsp. lobelii Lobel's maple South Italy Glamorgan Champion 2013
Died 2017, still standing
60M upstream of the Waterloo Road bridge ST 19790 77956   Roath Mill  
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' Golden Indian bean tree Garden origin Wales Champion 2015 Alongside Westville Road railings. ST 19664 78024   Roath Mill  
Zelkova carpinifolia Caucasian elm Caucasus Rather rare Glamorgan Champion 2013
Died 2017, still standing
North of brook, appox 30M from road bridge ST 19819 77951   Roath Mill  
Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky coffee tree East & Central USA Wales Champion 2013 Opposite Alma Road ST 19432 78140   Roath Brook  
Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea' Golden ash Europe & Caucasus Glamorgan Champion 2013 Opposite Cressy Road ST 19440 78172   Roath Brook  
Toona sinensis Chinese cedar North & West China Rare Wales Champion 2013 Approx opposite Alma Road ST 19403 78155   Roath Brook