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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 reading.ac.uk
Photos © Jonathan Gregory, Benoît Vannière and Alastair Culham 2018-2020

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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
Sycamore


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
Hornbeam


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
Deodar


Cedrus libani
Cedar of Lebanon


Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Katsura


Cercis siliquastrum
Judas tree


Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
Lawson cypress


Chiltalpa tashkentensis


Cornus kousa
Chinese dogwood


Corylus avellana
Hazel


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
Ginkgo


Gymnocladus dioicus
Kentucky coffee tree


Ilex aquifolium
Holly


Juglans cathayensis
Chinese walnut


Juglans nigra
Black walnut


Juglans regia
(Common) walnut


Juniperus communis
Juniper


Juniperus phoenicea
Phoenician juniper


Koelreuteria paniculata
Golden rain tree


Larix decidua
European larch


Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweetgum


Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip tree


Magnolia grandiflora
Evergreen or southern magnolia


Malus hupehensis
Hupeh crab apple


Malus domestica
Apple


Malus x zumi
"Golden hornet" crab apple


Mespilus germanica
Medlar


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
Aspen


Populus x canescens
Grey poplar


Populus x1
Poplar


Populus x2
Poplar


Prunus
Ornamental cherry


Prunus avium
Wild cherry


Prunus cerasifera
Cherry plum


Prunus lusitanica
Portugal or Portuguese laurel


Prunus padus
Bird cherry


Prunus spinosa
Blackthorn


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
Elder


Sequoia sempervirens
Coast redwood


Sequoiadendron giganteum
Wellingtonia or Giant redwood


Sorbus aria Lutescens
Whitebeam "Lutescens"


Sorbus aucuparia
Rowan


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
Yew


Tilia
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
Elm


Wollemia nobilis
Wollemi pine