Idesia polycarpa #2 at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Idesia polycarpa (this tree on the right)
mid May 2017

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Idesia polycarpa
mid July 2017

Grid reference ST 18499 78977
Common name  
Origin Japan, China
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Height 5M May 2017
Girth 36cm May 2017
Reference 518

This tree is on the south side of the westerly herbaceous border. It is the more southerly of the two Idesias and is a male tree.

Idesia polycarpa flower

Idesia polycarpa leaves and male flower buds
mid May 2017

Idesia polycarpa leaf

Idesia polycarpa leaves
mid July 2017

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Idesia polycarpa leaves
mid July 2017

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.