Cedrus atlantica at Roath Mill Gardens

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Cedrus atlantica
March 2015

Grid reference ST 19714 78007
Common name Atlas cedar
Origin North Africa
Deciduous No
Status Glamorgan Champion 2015
Height 22M March 2015
Girth 344cm March 2015
Reference 167

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.

Cedrus atlantica bark

Cedrus atlantica bark
March 2015

Cedrus atlantica cone

Cedrus atlantica cone
April 2015

Cedrus atlantica foliage

Cedrus atlantica foliage
April 2015

Cedrus atlantica cone2

Cedrus atlantica cone
mid June 2015

General tree description

Cedrus atlantica is a large tree in both height and spread, growing up to 38 metres tall, with a broad 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.