Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' #1 at Bute Park

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Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa'
early August 2023

Grid reference ST 17385 77829
Common name Curled holly
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status GB Champion 2023
Missing tag 3888
Height 12.5M January 2016
Girth 182cm @ 0.5M August 2023
Reference 877

This tree is on the east edge of the Blackweir playing fields, north of the changing rooms and close to the bank of the canal. It is about 215M north of the footpath entry to the ambulance station and entry to the park. It has a Champion tree post in front of it partially hidden in undergrowth.

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' bark1

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' bark
early August 2023

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaf1

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaves
early August 2023

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaf2

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaves
early August 2023

General tree description

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' is a cultivar of the Common holly, Ilex aquifolium. It is a small tree with purple-grey bark and twisted, thick leathery leaves. These have few or no spines except for a sharp point at the tip. This is a male clone and produces no fruit.