|Grid reference||ST 18466 79192|
|Common name||Pyrenean oak|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Tree trail||Post 10|
|Height||20M February 2015|
|Girth||316cm February 2015|
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.
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.