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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
Sorbus aucuparia 'Fructu Luteo' Sorbus aucuparia gold-fruited
Sorbus aucuparia 'Xanthocarpa' Sorbus xanthocarpa 'Fructu Luteo'
Sorbus can be deciduous trees or shrubs with simple or pinnate leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers, followed by white, yellow, pink, red or brown berries; some have fine autumn colour
S. aucuparia var. xanthocarpa is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a spreading crown and pinnate leaves turning yellow to red in autumn. Flattened clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by orange-yellow fruits
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution; ideal specimen tree in small garden
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, chip budding in summer or grafting in winter. Propagate by seed sown outdoors in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be attacked by aphids, blister mites and sawflies
May be affected by apple canker, honey fungus and fireblight
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