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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
serviceberry grape pear
juneberry shadblow shadbush
Amelanchier botryapium Amelanchier intermedia
Amelanchier are small deciduous trees or shrubs with showy white flowers in early spring, red to purple fruits and often good autumn colour
A. canadensis is a dense, erect, suckering shrub producing upright sprays of small, white, star-shaped flowers in late spring, followed by blue-black berries which are edible but insipid. The foliage is an attractive mid-green and may turn yellow, orange or red in autumn
Eastern N America
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, lime free, well-drained soil. The best autumn colour is achieved when grown in full sun
Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings or remove suckers in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Fireblight may be a problem
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