|Grid reference||ST 18524 79017|
|Common name||Tarajo holly|
|Origin||China and Japan|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||8M May 2015|
|Girth||76cm May 2015|
This holly is located on the east border of the Rose Garden, just north of the conservatory.
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.