|Grid reference||ST 18483 79066|
|Common name||Shinyleaf yellowhorn|
|Common name||Yellow horn|
|Height||3M May 2017|
|Girth||29cm @ 0.3M May 2017|
This tree is on the east side of the western species border, 13M north of the rose garden arch.
General tree description
Xanthoceras sorbifolium is a large shrub or small tree with an upright shape, growing up to 6 to 8 metres tall. It has bright green, pinnate leaves 12 to 30 cm long, comprising nine to seventeen lanceolate, sharply toothed leaflets, each 3 to 6 cm long. The flowers are white, 2.5 cm wide, with five petals and a red centre, produced in erect panicles (multi-stemmed) up to 20 cm long, in May. The fruits are oval capsules 5 to 6 cm across, dividing into three sections when ripe to release numerous black seeds, 1.5 cm diameter, similar to small horse chestnut seeds.