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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
Crataegus are deciduous trees and shrubs, usually with spiny branches, lobed or toothed leaves, and clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by red or black fruits. Some have fine autumn colour
'Ferox' is a large shrub or small tree, up to 8m high, with lobed leaves and creamy-white scented flowers in late spring or early summer, followed by red fruits in autumn. It differs from the species in having clusters of thorns at the stem nodes; vigorous juvenile shoots, particularly after hard pruning, can appear like lengths of barbed wire
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun or partial shade in well-drained, moisture-retentive soil. Once established, will tolerate drought and excessively moist soils; will also tolerate atmospheric pollution, exposure, and limey soils
Propagate by grafting, using scion wood of the previous season's growth, onto rootstocks of Crataegus laevigata or C. monogyna
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be affected by aphids, woolly aphid, scale insects, mussel scale, fruit tree red spider mite, and caterpillars of winter moth, magpie moth, leopard moth, vapourer moth, grey dagger moth, small ermine moth, lackey moth, hawthorn webber moth and hawthorn button top midge
May be affected by honey fungus, a canker, crown gall, fireblight, powdery mildews, silver leaf, and various spots, blotches or scorched leaves caused by fungi
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