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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
Chinese dwarf mountain ash
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. reducta is a dwarf, suckering deciduous shrub with leaves composed of up to 15, toothed, glossy dark green leaflets, turning purple in autumn. Small clusters of white flowers are followed by pink to white fruits
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 or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Sand, Loam, Chalk
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution
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
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Ground Cover Banks and Slopes
Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be attacked by aphids, blister beetles, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects and sawflies
Susceptible to silver leaf, honey fungus, fireblight and a canker
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