|Grid reference||ST 18461 79124|
|Common name||Bead tree|
|Common name||Persian lilac|
|Origin||West Asia to Australia|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||5.5M July 2016|
|Girth||approx 48cm July 2016|
This tree is close to the middle gate on the west side of the Botanic Garden.
General tree description
Melia azederach is a small, spreading tree, usually reaching 7 to 12 metres tall. It has large (up to 50cm long) pinnate leaves, dark green above and lighter green below, with toothed margins. In summer there are clusters of small, fragrant, lilac flowers, and in autumn - in warmer climates - round yellow bead-like fruits that hang on the tree all winter, gradually becoming paler and wrinkled.