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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
Carpinus betulus 'Pyramidalis'
Carpinus are deciduous shrubs and trees with attractive foliage and hop-like fruit clusters in late summer and autumn
'Fastigiata' is a medium-sized deciduous tree; crown narrow when young, becoming compact and ovoid. Leaves ovate, ribbed and finely serrate, turning yellow in autumn. Fruiting catkins conspicuous, to 8cm in length. Good for woodland settings
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings or by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be susceptible to caterpillars and aphids
May be susceptible to powdery mildews and coral spot
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