|Grid reference||ST 17451 76872|
|Common name||Indian chestnut|
|Status||Wales Champion 2015|
|Height||14.5M May 2015|
|Girth||224cm @ 1.7M May 2015|
This particular tree is one of a short line of trees of this kind. It is approximately 60M south of the roundabout by the Mochyn Du public house and is on the east side of the road which heads south from the roundabout.
General tree description
Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' is a cultivar of the Indian horse chestnut, Aesculus indica, notable for its spectacular flowers. It is slow-growing but eventually becomes a large tree (20+ metres tall) with a rounded crown. Its bark is smooth pink-grey and becomes scaly with age. The leaves are a dark, olive green, palmate, with seven long slender leaflets each 30cm or more long. Upright white flowers marked with pink and yellow appear in mid summer, in huge candles up to 40cm long. These are followed by smooth-skinned fruits.