Meliosma parviflora at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Meliosma parviflora
February 2015

Meliosma parviflora 2

Meliosma parviflora in flower
mid August 2018

Grid reference ST 18508 79213
Common name  
Origin China
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Tree trail Post 7
Height 8M February 2015
Girth 84cm @0.45M February 2015
Reference 46

This tree is north of the first bridge below the Promenade, on the east side of the path. (The white flowers at the top right of the early June photograph are from the Styrax japonicus.)

Meliosma parviflora bark

Meliosma parviflora bark
February 2015

Meliosma parviflora leaf2

Meliosma parviflora leaf
early June 2015

Meliosma parviflora leaf

Meliosma parviflora leaf
early June 2015

Meliosma parviflora flower2

Meliosma parviflora flowers
mid July 2018

Meliosma parviflora flower3

Meliosma parviflora flowers
early August 2018

Meliosma parviflora flower4

Meliosma parviflora flowers
early August 2018

General tree description

Meliosma parviflora is an uncommon shrub introduced to this country in 1936. It has white fragrant flowers in spring and summer followed by tiny berries. The leaves are obovate (teardrop-shaped, with stem attached to a tapering point) and deep green.