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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer campestreField Maple, Hedge maple21
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore, Great Maple, Scottish Maple, Planetree Maple21
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus hirsuta 00
Alnus japonicaJapanese Alder01
Alnus maximowiczii 00
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Arbutus arizonicaArizona Maderone21
Arbutus menziesiiMadrona, Pacific madrone, Pacific Madrone32
Arbutus texanaTexas Madrone21
Aristotelia serrata 31
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula populifoliaGrey Birch21
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Cornus australis 10
Cornus iberica 20
Cornus macrophyllaLarge-Leaf Dogwood22
Cornus sanguineaDogwood, Bloodtwig dogwood21
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Corylus avellana pontica 40
Corylus maximaFilbert, Giant filbert50
Crataegus laevigataMidland Hawthorn, Smooth hawthorn, English Hawthorn35
Cunninghamia lanceolataChinese Fir02
Elaeocarpus lanceaefolius 10
Eucryphia cordifoliaUlmo00
Euonymus europaeusSpindle Tree, European spindletree12
Fagus grandifoliaAmerican Beech22
Fagus sylvaticaBeech, European beech, Common Beech42
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
Hippophae rhamnoides turkestanicaSea Buckthorn55
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