Quercus pyrenaica at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Quercus pyrenaica
February 2015

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Quercus pyrenaica
early June 2015

Grid reference ST 18466 79192
Common name Pyrenean oak
Origin S.W. Eruope
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tree trail Post 10
Height 20M February 2015
Girth 316cm February 2015
Reference 45

Quercus pyrenaica is the tree in the foreground with Quercus x andegavensis in the background. Both are on the north west boundary of the Botanic Garden, between the kiosk and the toilets.

Quercus pyrenaica bark

Quercus pyrenaica bark
February 2015

Quercus pyrenaica foliage

Quercus pyrenaica foliage
early June 2015

General tree description

This is a rare tree, commonly known as Pyrenean oak, and native to south west Europe and north west Africa. It was introduced to Britain in 1822 and grows slowly to 20, or rarely 25, metres in optimal conditions. The leaves are long, up to 20cm, with short petioles (stalks attaching the leaf blade to the stem) and deeply lobed. In spring it is one of the last oaks to come into leaf.