|Grid reference||ST 18855 78581|
|Common name||Mayten tree|
|Height||6M September 2017|
|Girth||37cm September 2017|
This tree is close to the Alder Road railings and about 30M from the south east entrance.
General tree description
Maytenus boaria is a small tree, up to around 10 metres tall in Britain, though it can grow to 20 metres in its natural habitat. It has an oval crown, slender branches and often a weeping habit. Its bark is grey with short irregular grooves The leaves are elliptical and finely toothed, up to 5cm long, shining mid-green above and paler underneath. Tiny, inconspicuous greenish-white flowers appear in spring. The fruits are small, red, fleshy capsules, each usually containing two seeds.