A medium sized native tree with a broadly conical shape. The large, round leaves are green on top with white undersides and they turn yellow in autumn. Clusters of white flowers appear in May, followed by red berries in October. Whitebeam is not a very demanding tree, and can be good for solitary use.
Fruit: The fruit are rounded they ripen from green to orange-red and finally deep scarlet, they are dispersed by birds. The fruit is made in to jelly.
Timber: The timber is hard, heavy and tough. It is sometimes used for handles, spoons, etc.
Soil Types / Habitat: It grows well on chalk and limestone soils. They are salt tolerant and prefer sun or partial shade. They do not mind exposed, windy sites.