Pterocarya fraxinifolia at Roath Brook Gardens

Pterocarya fraxinifolia 0

Pterocarya fraxinifolia
February 2015

Pterocarya fraxinifolia 1

Pterocarya fraxinifolia
mid July 2015

Grid reference ST 19508 78097
Common name Caucasian wingnut
Origin Caucasus
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 16M 1988 (R & V Smith)
Height 17.5M February 2015
Girth 303cm 1988 (R & V Smith)
Girth 409cm February 2015
Reference 124
Pterocarya fraxinifolia bark

Pterocarya fraxinifolia bark
March 2015

Pterocarya fraxinifolia catkin

Pterocarya fraxinifolia catkins
late April 2015

Pterocarya fraxinifolia foliage

Pterocarya fraxinifolia foliage
late September 2015

Pterocarya fraxinifolia foliage2

Pterocarya fraxinifolia foliage
late September 2015

General tree description

In its native habitat this tree reaches heights of 25 to 30 metres. It has a rounded form with widely spreading branches, pinnate leaves 20 to 40cm long and green catkins produced in June/July. The fruits are nuts with semi circular wings 2cm across in total and borne on long chains.