|Grid reference||ST 19714 78007|
|Common name||Atlas cedar|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||22M March 2015|
|Girth||344cm March 2015|
This tree is on the north (Westville Road) side of the gardens near the middle gate. According to Ordnance Survey maps it was planted between the 1920s and 1940s.
General tree description
Cedrus atlantica is a large tree in both height and spread, growing up to 38 metres tall, with a narrow flat top when mature. Its bark is grey and closely cracked. The leaves are green or grey green, and short (2 to 3.5cm long). They grow densely on long branches that gently ascend at first, and then become more horizontal. The cones are barrel-shaped, 5 to 7cm long, appearing in the late summer.