Whitebeam. A medium tree from Europe, growing 12 m (40 ft) high (6 m in 10 years). Produces masses of fruits which are edible if bletted, frosted or cooked; the fruits are also used medicinally. A bee and hedging plant, the timber of which is valued for turnery, carving and tool handles. Likes a neutral or alkaline soil and sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C.
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