|Grid reference||ST 18401 80590|
|Common name||Shingle oak|
|Origin||Eastern N. America|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||25M February 2015|
|Girth||250cm February 2015|
|Age in 2015||Approx. 102 years|
This tree is located left side of the path when heading north, roughly in the centre of the garden. It was probably planted as a ten year old tree in the early 1920s.
General tree description
Quercus imbricaria grows to around 20 metres tall with a conical shape, becoming broader and rounder with age. It has light brown bark, scaly when mature, and is distinguished from most other oaks by its leaves. These are shaped like laurel leaves, oblong or obovate, 10 to 18 cm long, untoothed and with a bristle point at the tip. They are shiny dark green above, paler and somewhat downy underneath. The fruit is a 1.5 cm acorn, nearly round, in a shallow cup, maturing about 18 months after pollination.
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