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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.
T. tomentosa is a large, deciduous tree of variable habit but usually broadly pyramidal reaching to 25m high. Erect branches are often pendent at their tips with white-felted shoots. Rounded leaves 5-13cm long are sharply-toothed, dark green above and covered in a silvery-white felt beneath, turning yellow in the autumn. Fragrant, small, creamy-white flowers are borne in late summer
'Petiolaris' is a vigorous and elegant large deciduous tree with pendulous branches bearing heart-shaped dark green leaves whitish beneath. Clusters of highly scented yellowish flowers are narcotic to bees
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2002
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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Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2001
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Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2003
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 1998
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