Ilex latifolia at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Ilex latifolia
early May 2015

Grid reference ST 18524 79017
Common name Tarajo holly
Origin China and Japan
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 8M May 2015
Girth 76cm May 2015
Reference 005

This holly is located on the east border of the Rose Garden, just north of the conservatory.

Ilex latifolia bark

Ilex latifolia bark
May 2015

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Ilex latifolia foliage
early June 2015

Ilex latifolia foliage

Ilex latifolia foliage
early June 2015

General tree description

Ilex latifolia is a small tree growing up to 7 metres in the Britsh Isles, with rough, dark brown bark. It has large, dark green, glossy leaves, oblong, 8 to 24 cm long and 4 to 8 cm broad, with a thick, leathery texture and serrated margins. The flowers are yellowish-green and appear in late spring. Fruits are produced in dense clusters and ripen orange-red to dark red in winter.