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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
Norway spruce Baltic whitewood
Burgundy pitch tree common spruce spruce fir white deal
Picea abies 'Excelsa' Pinus excelsa
Picea are evergreen trees with rigid, needle-like leaves arranged singly all round the shoots, and narrow, leathery-scaled cones borne near the ends of the shoots
P. abies is a fast-growing, dense conifer, to 30m tall, narrowly-conical when young becoming broader with age. Dark green, glossy, needle-like leaves, to 2.5cm long, cover the upper side of the branchlets. The light brown cones taper at the top, reaching up to 15cm long and 5cm wide
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, acid or neutral soil
Propagate by seed or by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning None required
Pests May be attacked by adelgids, aphids and conifer red spider mite
Generally trouble free
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