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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
white poplar 'Richardii'
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
'Richardii' is a spreading, suckering, deciduous tree to about 12m with lobed leaves, greenish-yellow above, felted white beneath, and felted white young shoots. In early spring produces green female or red male catkins
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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, but tolerates both damp and dry soils
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 7 for best foliage effect
Pests Leaves may be eaten by leaf beetles, sawflies and caterpillars
Susceptible to leaf spots, poplar bacterial canker, honey fungus and tree rusts
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