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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
Rubus 'Scoresby Selection' Rubus 'Silvanberry'
Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits
Blackberry 'Silvan' is suitable for culinary or dessert use and has attractive large, well-flavoured fruit. An early-ripening cultivar, it is very vigorous and thorny
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained, deep soil that has been enriched with organic matter such as well-rotted manure or compost
Propagate by tip layering or from cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Usually fan trained, but blackberries can be trained in many creative ways. The principle is cut out fruited canes, leaving new growth to train in for fruiting the following year. Further advice on pruning blackberries
Pests Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle and gall mites
Good general resistance to disease
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