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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
S. wardii is a deciduous, columnar tree to 10m tall that becomes more rounded and spreading with age. The ribbed, elliptic to obovate leaves are silvery-grey and downy when young maturing to green with sparsely hairy undersides. Small clusters of creamy-white flowers in spring are followed by rounded, amber-orange fruits speckled greyish-brown, to 12mm in diameter
'John Mitchell' is a compact medium-sized deciduous tree with broadly rounded leaves up to 15cm in length, white-hairy when young, later glossy green above, white-hairy beneath. Creamy white flowers followed by brown fruits
'John Bond' is a compact, upright tree with a columnar habit, growing up to 4m tall. The heavily-veined, elliptic leaves are grey-green with downy-white undersides. White flowers in spring are followed by small brown autumn fruits
'Lutescens' is a medium-sized deciduous tree, erect when young, spreading with age. Leaves to 10cm, broadly elliptic, silvery in spring, becoming grey-green. Creamy-white flowers followed by orange-red berries
'Majestica' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with broad elliptic leaves to 15cm in length, glossy dark green above, whitish beneath and turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of creamy-white flowers in late spring are followed by red berries 12mm in length
S. intermedia is a medium-sized deciduous tree, to 12m high, with a broad, dense canopy. Leaves are broadly oval, deeply-lobed and dark green. Clusters of white flowers in spring are followed by red berries in autumn
S. aria is a medium-sized deciduous tree, rather upright when young, with broadly ovate dark green leaves, white-felted beneath, and clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by red berries in early autumn
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This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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