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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.
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Other common names
aps haps tree quaking aspen trembling tree
Populus are deciduous trees, mostly very fast-growing and large, with male and female catkins on separate trees, opening before the leaves. Male catkins are the more ornamental, female ones can be a nuisance from the cottony, wind-blown seeds
P. tremula is a large deciduous tree with a broad crown, sometimes suckering freely. Rounded leaves, bronze when young, tremble in a light breeze and turn yellow in autumn. Male trees have woolly grey catkins
Europe, N Africa, SW Asia
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoisturePoorly-drained, Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, fertile soils but avoid planting in vicinity of buildings due to vigorous root system; it has the potential to become a nuisance. Very useful as a screen or as part of a shelter belt and grows very rapidly
Propagate from hardwood cuttings in winter or suckers in autumn or late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 1; sucker removal in autumn or winter if necessary
Pests Leaves may be eaten by leaf beetles, sawflies and caterpillars
Susceptible to bacterial canker, a rust, honey fungus and silver leaf disease
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