|Grid reference||ST 18511 79210|
|Common name||Epaulette tree|
|Origin||China and Japan|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||10M May 2014|
|Girth||124cm May 2015|
This tree is on the western side of the brook immediately beside the northern-most bridge.
General tree description
Pterstyrax hispida can grow to 15 metres in its natural habitat but is usually much less in cultivation. Its leaves are ovate, 7 to 17cm in length, dark green in spring and summer, turning yellow in autumn. It has drooping clusters of small (8 to 10mm), fragrant white flowers that resemble epaulettes. These appear in early to mid summer and are followed by small (1cm) spindle-shaped fruits covered with light brown hairs.