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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.
F. sylvatica is a large, vigorous deciduous tree with a broad, spreading crown. Leaves broadly elliptic, yellow-green in spring, rich russet-brown in autumn. Flowers small, green, followed by bristly fruits
'Dawyck Gold' is a dense, fastigiate, small deciduous tree with bright golden-yellow young foliage, becoming yellow-green in summer, yellow and brown in autumn. Flowers inconspicuous; fruit bristly
Atropurpurea Group are large deciduous trees grown for their deep purple leaves, which become reddish in autumn
'Dawyck Purple' is a fastigiate, medium-sized deciduous tree with deep purple foliage. Flowers inconspicuous; fruits bristly
'Riversii' is a large, broad-crowned deciduous tree. Leaves elliptic, rather large, deep purple. Flowers inconspicuous, fruits bristly
'Pendula' is a large deciduous tree forming either a broad crown with wide-spreading main boughs draped with long, pendulous side-branches, or more upright with steeply drooping branches. Leaves elliptic, green
'Aspleniifolia' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a broad, open crown. Leaves variable, mostly long and narrow, cut deeply into several pairs of pointed lobes and turning orange-brown in autumn
'Rohanii' is a slow-growing, deciduous tree with an upright, branching habit. The oak-like leaves with shallow, rounded teeth and wavy margins emerge bronze-purple in spring maturing to dark green, purple and shades of brown in summer before turning a golden orange-brown in autumn. Inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers are followed by brown fruits in autumn
'Dawyck' is a large, fastigiate deciduous tree, becoming broadly columnar with age. Leaves green, elliptic, turning orange-brown in autumn. Flowers inconspicuous, fruit bristly
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2017
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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