The pagoda tree was introduced to Britain in 1753 and Kew's own specimen is believed to date back to 1760.
From the sausage-shaped fruits of the tamarind tree comes the sticky acidic pulp that has been used as a food ingredient for thousands of years.
A densely branching evergreen that can live for centuries, the common yew is often found in British churchyards.
The cocoa tree is the source of one of the world's most delicious and familiar products... chocolate.
Hevea brasiliensis, better known as the rubber tree, is the primary source of natural rubber.
Few trees are under greater threat from increases in sea level due to climate change than poke-me-boy, found almost exclusively on one of the British Virgin Islands (Anegada), which stands only 8 m above the...
The fast-growing sweet thorn, with its striking yellow pompom-like flowerheads, is perhaps the most well-used acacia in southern Africa.
Acacia menabeensis is a Critically Endangered shrub, which is restricted to Madagascar.
The wood of Acacia nilotica was used by ancient Egyptians to make statues and furniture.
The paperbark maple is an ornamental tree with peeling, copper-brown bark. Its leaves start orange in spring, then turn successively pinkish-brown, yellow and deep green through summer and finally end up deep red...