|Grid reference||ST 18498 78980|
|Height||4.5M May 2017|
|Girth||44cm @ 0.8M May 2017|
This tree is on the south side of the westerly herbaceous border. It is the northerly of the two Idesias and is a female tree.
General tree description
Idesia polycarpa is a medium-sized tree, up to around 20 metres tall, with an open shape, the branches growing horizontally from the trunk. It has grey-green bark. The leaves are dark green, heart-shaped, up to 30cm long, with coarsely serrated margins and scarlet stalks. In mid summer there are clusters of fragrant, tiny, yellow-green flowers, without petals, on both male and female trees. These are followed in autumn on female trees by bunches of bright red pea-like berries 8mm across.