|Grid reference||ST 19403 78155|
|Common name||Chinese cedar|
|Alternative name||Cedrella sinensis|
|Origin||North and West China|
|Height||12M 1988 (R & V Smith)|
|Height||19M February 2015|
|Girth||153cm 1988 (R & V Smith)|
|Girth||206cm February 2015|
|Tree removed due to disease||January 2018|
This tree is by the railings, approximately opposite Alma Road.
General tree description
Toona sinensis can grow to 25 metres or more in Britain, with a sparse, spreading shape. Its bark is grey with long shallow plates. It has large (70cm), pinnate leaves comprising 10 to 24 leaflets, sometimes lacking the end leaflet. They are often bronze in colour when young, dark green in spring and summer, yellow in autumn, and they smell strongly of onions. White, fragrant flowers appear in mid summer in drooping panicles up to 70cm long. These are followed by clusters of winged seeds.