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Whiteknights Park has a very large and diverse collection of trees, both native and exotic. This website exhibits individuals of most species represented, for the sake of interest, education and beauty. We are very grateful to the university and its grounds staff for maintaining Whiteknights as such an exceptional place.
Please note that these pages are under development. They are not approved or supported by the University of Reading, and there may be errors in the identifications. Please send corrections, comments and suggestions for improvement to j.m.gregory at
Photos © Jonathan Gregory, Benoît Vannière and Alastair Culham 2018-2020

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Each photo is a link to a larger photo, and each species name is a link to a page of photos and a map for the species.

Abies grandis
Giant or grand fir

Acer campestre
Field maple

Acer carpinifolium
Hornbeam maple

Acer griseum
Paper-bark maple

Acer hyrcanum
Balkan maple

Acer macrophyllum
Oregon or bigleaf maple

Acer negundo
Box elder or ash-leaf maple

Acer palmatum
Smooth Japanese maple

Acer platanoides Crimson King
Copper Norway maple

Acer platanoides
Norway maple

Acer pseudoplatanus

Acer rubrum
Red maple

Acer rufinerve
Snake-bark maple

Acer saccharinum
Silver maple

Acer sempervirens
Cretan maple

Acer x freemanii
Freeman's maple

Aesculus hippocastanum
(European) horsechestnut

Aesculus x carnea
Red horsechestnut

Aesculus x mutabilis Induta
Dwarf horsechestnut

Ailanthus altissima
Tree of heaven

Alnus cordata
Italian alder

Alnus glutinosa
(Common or black) alder

Alnus rubra
Red alder

Alnus subcordata
Caucasian alder

Araucaria araucana
Monkey puzzle

Arbutus unedo
Strawberry tree

Arbutus x andrachnoides
Hybrid strawberry tree

Betula pendula
Silver birch

Betula pendula cut-leaf
Cut-leaf silver birch

Betula utilis x jacquemontii
Himalayan birch

Calocedrus decurrens
Incense cedar

Carpinus betulus

Castanea sativa
(Sweet or Spanish) chestnut

Catalpa bignonioides
Indian bean tree or Southern catalpa

Catalpa speciosa
Northern catalpa

Cedrus atlantica
Atlantic blue or Atlas cedar

Cedrus deodara

Cedrus libani
Cedar of Lebanon

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Cercis siliquastrum
Judas tree

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Lawson cypress

Chiltalpa tashkentensis

Cornus kousa
Chinese dogwood

Corylus avellana

Corylus colurna
Turkish hazel

Cotinus coggygria
European smoketree

Crataegus monogyna
Common hawthorn

Crataegus persimilis
Broad-leaved cockspur thorn

Crataegus persimilis prunifolia
Plumleaf hawthorn

Cryptomeria japonica
Japanese red cedar

Cupressus x leylandii
Leyland cypress

Davidia involucrata
Handkerchief tree

Emmenopterys Henryi

Eucalyptus niphophylla
Snow gum

Eucalyptus perriniana
Spinning gum

Fagus sylvatica
(Common) beech

Fagus sylvatica purpurea
Copper beech

Fraxinus angustifolia Raywood
Raywood ash

Fraxinus excelsior
(Common) ash

Fraxinus excelsior Jaspidia
Golden ash

Fraxinus excelsior Westhof's Glorie
Ash "Westhof's Glorie"

Fraxinus ornus
Manna or Southern European flowering ash

Ginkgo biloba

Gymnocladus dioicus
Kentucky coffee tree

Ilex aquifolium

Juglans cathayensis
Chinese walnut

Juglans nigra
Black walnut

Juglans regia
(Common) walnut

Juniperus communis

Juniperus phoenicea
Phoenician juniper

Koelreuteria paniculata
Golden rain tree

Larix decidua
European larch

Liquidambar styraciflua

Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip tree

Magnolia grandiflora
Evergreen or southern magnolia

Malus hupehensis
Hupeh crab apple

Malus domestica

Malus x zumi
"Golden hornet" crab apple

Mespilus germanica

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn redwood

Morus alba
White mulberry

Morus nigra
Black mulberry

Nothofagus antarctica
Antarctic beech

Nothofagus obliqua
Roble beech

Nyssa sylvatica
Black tupelo

Parrotia persica
Persion ironwood

Paulownia tomentosa
Foxglove tree

Phellodendron amurense
Amur cork tree

Picea omorika
Serbian spruce

Picea orientalis
Oriental or Caucasian spruce

Picea smithiana
Morinda or West Himalayan spruce

Pinus coulteri
Coulter pine

Pinus jeffreyi
Jeffrey's pine

Pinus nigra
Black or Austrian pine

Pinus radiata
Monterey pine

Pinus wallichiana
Himalayan or Bhutan pine

Platanus x acerifolia
London plane

Populus nigra
Black poplar

Populus nigra italica
Lombardy poplar

Populus tremula

Populus x canescens
Grey poplar

Populus x1

Populus x2

Ornamental cherry

Prunus avium
Wild cherry

Prunus cerasifera
Cherry plum

Prunus lusitanica
Portugal or Portuguese laurel

Prunus padus
Bird cherry

Prunus spinosa

Prunus Tai-haku
Great white cherry

Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Caucasian wingnut

Pterocarya x rehderiana
Rehder wingnut

Pyrus nivalis
Snow pear

Quercus canariensis
Algerian or Mirbeck oak

Quercus castaneifolia
Chestnut-leaved oak

Quercus cerris
Turkey oak

Quercus ilex
Holm or evergreen oak

Quercus palustris
Pin oak

Quercus pyrenaica
Pyrenean oak

Quercus robur
Pedunculate (common or English) oak

Quercus rubra
Northern red oak

Quercus suber
Cork oak

Robinia pseudoacacia
False acacia

Salix alba
White willow

Salix cinerea
Grey willow

Salix x sepulcralis
Weeping willow

Sambucus nigra

Sequoia sempervirens
Coast redwood

Sequoiadendron giganteum
Wellingtonia or Giant redwood

Sorbus aria Lutescens
Whitebeam "Lutescens"

Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus commixta
Japanese rowan

Sorbus esserteauana
Esserteau's rowan

Sorbus intermedia
Swedish whitebeam

Sorbus pteridophylla

Sorbus thibetica
Tibetan whitebeam "John Mitchell"

Sorbus torminalis
Wild service tree

Taxodium distichum
Swamp cypress

Taxus baccata

Lime, linden (common, small-leaved or large-leaved)

Tilia mongolica
Mongolian lime

Tilia henryana
Henry's lime

Toxicodendron vernicifluum
Chinese lacquer tree

Ulmus x1
Sapporo autumn gold elm

Ulmus x2

Wollemia nobilis
Wollemi pine