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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
Japanese angelica tree Japanese spikenard
Aralia chinensis misapplied Aralia chinensis var. nuda
Aralia spinosa misapplied
Aralia can be deciduous trees, shrubs or perennials, with large, simple or pinnately compound leaves and tiny greenish-white flowers in large terminal clusters, followed by small black fruits
A. elata is a large deciduous shrub or small open tree to 10m, with very large bipinnate leaves at the tips of stout, spiny stems. Flowers tiny, cream, in large billowy panicles
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 West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in partial shade. Shelter from strong winds that may damage the leaves
Propagate by seed when ripe or root cuttings and suckers. Variegated cultivars must be grafted
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Flower stems susceptible to damage by aphids;foliage to thrips and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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