Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' #2 at Bute Park

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' 0

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa'
mid January 2016

Grid reference ST 17411 77818
Common name Curled holly
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Rare
Status Glamorgan Champion 2023
Missing tag 3889
Height 12.5M January 2016
Height 14.5M August 2023
Girth 130cm January 2016
Girth 142cm July 2023
Reference 876

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 190M north of the footpath entry to the ambulance station and entry to the park.

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' bark

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' bark
January 2016

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaf

Ilex aquifolium 'Crispa' leaves
mid January 2016

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.