Tree finder - varieties which have received the RHS AGM

List of tree varieties which have received the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit  Delete
  • Flowering cherry trees

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    An impressive spreading ornamental cherry tree, with light pink double-flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Crab-apple trees

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    Also known as Malus Adirondack. A dwarf upright crab-apple with masses of light-pink / white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    A popular columnar flowering cherry, also known as the Flagpole Cherry.

    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Fruiting ornamental trees

    A small evergreen ornamental tree which produces edible fruitlets - commonly known as the Strawberry Tree.

  • Flowering cherry trees

    This beautiful flowering cherry has a graceful upright habit and white/pink blossom.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Maple trees

    As the name suggests, this is a form of the Cappodician Maple featuring golden-green leaves which take on multiple tints in the autumn.

    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Flowering cherry trees

    This form of the Japanese apricot has scented pink blossom which appears early in the spring.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: February
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    Beni-yutaka is a pink blossom tree, which also features attractive red autumnal leaves.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Crab-apple trees

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    Malus Butterball is named for its bright yellow fruits, which are also good for crab apple jelly.

    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Crab-apple trees

    Also known as Princeton Cardinal, a bronze-leaved crab-apple with pink-red spring blossom and red fruitlets in the autumn.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Dark purple
  • Flowering dogwood trees

    An upright spreading form of the American dogwood, with white blossom and variegated leaves.

  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    Named after the copper-brown colour of the young leaves which contrast with the large white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Flowering cherry trees

    An outstanding small flowering cherry, with deep pink blossom and attractive autumn colour.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: March
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Crab-apple trees

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    Comtesse de Paris can be considered as an improved Golden Hornet. It features the same white blossom and persistent yellow fruitlets, but grows with a better form.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Hazel bushes

    An award-winning contorted hazel, with yellow catkins, particularly attractive in winter.

  • Rowan trees

    Named for its attractive light copper-coloured fruitlets, Copper Kettle is easy to grow and takes up little space.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Flowering dogwood trees

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    This is the Chinese Dogwood, and features a mass of large white blossom, followed by attractive autumn leaf colours.

  • Rowan trees

    Features feathered leaves, and pink-red fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Whitebeam trees

    Emiel has long leaves, with silvery-green undersides, turning orange in autumn.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Crab-apple trees

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    Malus Evereste is a popular traditional crab-apple with masses of white blossom, then red-yellow fruits.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Maple trees

    The Field Maple makes a good specimen tree with attractive autumn colours, and is easy to grow.

    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Rowan trees

    Gibbsii grows with a neat spreading columnar form, sprinkled with clusters of bright red fruits in the autumn.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    A modern Japanese flowering cherry, also known as Pink Parasol, which features large double-flower pink blossom.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    Hokusai is a traditional Japanese pink blossom cherry tree.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    An attractive medium-sized Japanese cherry blossom tree, with classic double shell pink flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Whitebeam trees

    An unusual species of Sorbus, the leaves are particularly attractive for their white undersides.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit colour: Brown
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Whitebeam trees

    John Mitchell is a popular whitebeam, notable for its large white-green leaves.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Brown
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    Kanzan (or Kwanzan) is one of the most popular Japanese flowering cherries, well-suited to the UK climate.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    This is the classic Japanese weeping pink cherry blossom tree (sometimes known as Cheal's Weeping Cherry).

    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Chrysanthemum flower (100+ petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Flowering cherry trees

    An excellent small compact blossom tree, featuring a mass of small white flowers, and good autumn colours.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: Up to 1.5m / 5ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Small
  • Crab-apple trees

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    Malus Laura is a very upright dwarf crab-apple, with bronze leaves, crimson blossom and maroon fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Rowan trees

    A good all-round small rowan tree, with good autumn colours and cascades of pink fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
  • Whitebeam trees

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    An excellent large garden tree, very hardy, easy to grow, and tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions. Grey-green leaves turn russet in autumn, with orange berries.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus floribunda is also known as the Japanese Crab. Pink / white blossom then red / yellow fruits.

    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Crab-apple trees

    A traditional garden crab-apple from China, with white blossom and small red-tinged fruitlets, a good choice as a specimen tree.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus transitoria is known as the Cut-leaf crab-apple, has a mass of small white flowers, and clusters of tiny yellow fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Fruit colour: Yellow
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering cherry trees

    The Portuguese Laurel forms a small spreading tree, easy to grow, and ideal for patios.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: June
    • Flower size: Small
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A popular flowering cherry-plum tree, with dark purple leaves and pale pink blossom.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: February
    • Flowering month: March
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Maple trees

    A well-named form of the North American Red Maple - the leaves turn a spectacular red in the autumn.

    • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Flowering cherry trees

    Okame is a small hardy blossom tree featuring shell-pink single flowers and attractive autumn colours.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: March
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Small
  • Rowan trees

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    An attractive small rowan tree, its orange/red autumn leaf-colours are amongst the best.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Flowering cherry trees

    An excellent small flowering cherry, with pale pink blossom, and interesting leaf colour in both spring and autumn.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: March
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Hawthorn trees

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    A popular small hawthorn with distinctive dark pink blossom with white centres.

    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: May
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A small graceful weeping Fuji cherry, with small single white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Small
  • Flowering pear trees

    A very attractive flowering pear tree, notable for its distinctive weeping branches, and silver-green leaves.

    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering cherry trees

    An attractive early-flowering wide-spreading weeping Japanese pink cherry blossom tree.

    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: March
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Small
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    The definitive pink blossom tree, offers a long-lasting display of pink double flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A form of the native English wild cherry, featuring which has double white flowers rather than single flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Hawthorn trees

    Prunifolia Splendens is one of the best hawthorns for autumn colour and persistent red fruits.

    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
  • Flowering cherry trees

    The native "Gean" or "Mazzard" cherry, makes an attractive woodland tree.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Small
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    Sargent's Cherry is an impressive ornamental cherry, scoring highly for blossom, autumn colour, and its attractive form.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Hazel bushes

    A red-leaved form of the contorted or twisted hazel.

  • Crab-apple trees

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    A deservedly popular crab-apple, Malus Red Sentinel has classic white apple blossom and a profusion of tiny scarlet persistent fruits.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Hawthorn trees

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    A popular ornamental hawthorn, featuring pink double flowers with cream centres.

    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: May
  • Crab-apple trees

    Royal Beauty is a compact weeping crab apple with crimson blossom and small crimson berry-like fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Crimson
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering cherry trees

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    Royal Burgundy is a flowering cherry, related to Prunus Kanzan with striking red purple foliage combined with double pink flowers.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Maple trees

    One of the best forms of the Cappadocian Maple, featuring a range of leaf colours from spring to autumn.

    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus toringo Scarlett is an ornamental crab apple with bronze leaves, dusky pink blossom, and dark red fruitlets.

    • Fruit colour: Purple
    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Bronze
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    Shirofugen is a traditional Japanese flowering cherry with large double-white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    Prunus Shirotae features large single or semi-double fragrant white flowers, and is perhaps the most beautiful of the white-flowered Japanese cherries.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    A Japanese flowering cherry with large fragrant bright white blossom, and strong autumn colours.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    One of the loveliest of the white-blossom Japanese flowering cherries.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow / Crimson
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Birch trees

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    The Common Silver Birch, native to Europe, popular for its peeling white bark and pendulous branches.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Height 10 years: 5m-10m / 16ft-33ft
    • Bark colour: White
  • Rowan trees

    A broad spreading rowan with bright orange fruitlets and autumn foliage.

    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Red
  • Rowan trees

    The main feature of this Rowan trees is the pink fruitlets, which turn white as autumn progresses. It is one of the smaller Sorbus species, but also one of the more spreading.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Fruit colour: Pink
    • Fruit colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A compact upright blossom tree with pale pink flowers, and orange-red autumn foliage colours.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: May
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A Japanese flowering cherry with double-flowered white blossom borne on bare branches, followed by coppery-leaves.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A small flowering cherry tree, named after its star-shaped pink blossom.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Medium
  • Silk trees

    A popular form of the Silk Tree with burgundy foliage and scented cream powder puff blooms.

    • Flower colour: Pink
    • Leaf colour: Dark purple
    • Flowering month: July
    • Flowering month: August
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus Sun Rival is a popular weeping crab-apple, with pale pink blossom and small red berry-like fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Fruit colour: Red
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

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    A traditional Japanese flowering cherry, known as the "Great White Cherry" and notable for its very large single white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Flowering cherry trees

    A small ornamental cherry with large single white flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: White
    • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Birch trees

    A graceful upright silver birch with pendulous shoots cascading from its branches.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Bark colour: White
  • Japanese flowering cherry trees

    A very attractive Japanese blossom tree, with unique cream-coloured flowers.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Flower colour: Cream
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Flowering month: April
    • Flowering month: May
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower form: Semi-double flower (10-20 petals)
    • Flower size: Large
  • Crab-apple trees

    Malus Wedding Bouquet features ivory-white blossom and tiny red berry-like fruitlets.

    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
  • Rowan trees

    A good-sized yellow-fruiting mountain ash, with a spreading form.

    • Growth habit: Spreading
    • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange
    • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints