|Grid reference||ST 19874 77841|
|Common name||Purple sycamore|
|Origin||Europe and West Asia|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||19M July 2015|
|Girth||272cm July 2015|
This tree is located on the Waterloo Road boundary, very close to the railings.
General tree description
This is a medium to large tree with a spreading crown, usually growing 12 to 25 metres tall. It has pink tinged bark and its characteristic feature is the purple underside of its leaves, which create a colourful effect in a breeze. The leaves are green above and large - up to 18 x 26cm - with five lobes and coarsely uneven toothed margins. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers appear on hanging stems in mid April after the first leaves. They are followed by v-shaped fruits, green tinged red and 3 to 5.5 cm long, in bunches.