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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
hawthorn 'Big Golden Star'
Crataegus pinnatifida 'Big Gold Star' Crataegus viridis 'Big Golden Star'
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
'Big Golden Star' is an upright, spreading, deciduous tree with few or no thorns and shredding bark. The lobed, long-stalked leaves are a glossy, bright green. In early summer bears flattened clusters of white flowers followed by large, edible, shiny, orange-red haws 3cm or more across
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows in most soils and situations
Propagate by budding in mid-summer or grafting in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Prone to caterpillars, gall mites and aphids
May be affected by leaf spots, powdery mildews and fireblight
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