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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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Maytenus is a genus of around 200 trees and shrubs, originating from the Americas, but with only a couple of species that are hardy in most of the British Isles. They produce tiny, star-shaped to tubular flowers, singly or in clusters, which may be followed by colourful fruit
M. boaria is an evergreen tree potentially to 20m, but in Britain usually a small tree or large shrub, 3-10m, tall with an oval crown and slender, drooping branches. Leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, 5cm long, shining mid-green above and paler beneath. Flowers greenish-white, small and inconspicuous, numerous, borne in leaf axils in spring and fragrant. May be followed by small, red, 2-seeded fleshy fruits
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun with midday shade. A sheltered position is ideal
Propagate by seed under glass in autumn. Remove suckers in spring. Can also be propagted by semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Architectural Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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