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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
shinyleaf yellowhorn yellow horn
Xanthoceras are upright deciduous shrubs with pinnate leaves and erect panicles or racemes of star-shaped wite flowers in late spring
X. sorbifolium is an upright, medium-sized deciduous shrub with bright green pinnate leaves composed of narrow, toothed leaflets. Red-centred, white flowers 2.5cm in width are borne in erect panicles to 20cm in length in late spring
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 East-facing
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun, grows best in areas with very hot summers. In frost prone climates, provide shelter from cold drying winds in winter
Propagate by seed, take root cuttings or remove rooted suckers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a leaf spot
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