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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.
'Inverleith' is an upright, open-branched, deciduous tree to 15m tall usually grown for its peeling white bark. The tapered, ovate, dark green leaves up to 12cm long turn yellow in the autumn; yellow-brown catkins appear in spring with the new leaves
'Moonbeam' is a slow-growing deciduous tree with a rounded crown, reaching around 6m in height after 10 years. It is grown mainly for its striking, white, peeling bark
'Jermyns' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous tree of conical habit, the trunk and branches with white bark. Leaves ovate, turning yellow in autumn. Catkins to 17cm, conspicuous
'Grayswood Ghost' is a deciduous tree making an oval or conical crown, with striking white bark, glossy leaves and conspicuous catkins in early spring; some yellow autumn colour
'Doorenbos' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with ascending branches forming an oval crown; bark clear white on trunk and branches. Leaves ovate, turning yellow in autumn. Male catkins to 15cm in length
B. utilis var. jacquemontii is a vigorous deciduous tree to 18m tall, with brilliant white bark on the trunk and larger branches; ovate leaves turn yellow in autumn; yellow-brown male catkins to 12cm long open in early spring
'Silver Shadow' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a conical crown and clear white bark on trunk and branches. Leaves oval dark green and drooping, turning yellow in autumn. Male catkins conspicuous in early spring, to 15cm in length
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 1998
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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