|Grid reference||ST 16205 77074|
|Common name||Veitch's fir|
|Common name||Veitch's silver fir|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||24M October 2015|
|Girth||149cm Octover 2015|
This tree is in the lower park, close to the easterly steps leading to the upper park.
General tree description
Abies veitchii is a large and fast-growing tree reaching 28 metres tall. It has a narrowly conic crown, and grey or grey-brown bark, smooth but lined horizontally. The foliage is dense, with leaves 1 to 2.5cm long, shiny green and grooved above, and two broad, bright silver bands below. The branch tips sweep up to show the silvery undersides. The cones are cylindrical, small, 5 to 7cm long, and blue-purple when young.