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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
blunt-lobed spice bush
Lindera can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with aromatic leaves and small star-shaped dioecious flowers in axillary umbels in spring followed, on pollinated female plants, by glossy berries
L. obtusiloba is a large deciduous, dioecious shrub to 6m, with broad leaves mostly three-lobed at the tip, turning bright butter-yellow in the autumn. Small mustard-yellow flowers in clusters on bare branches followed by spherical glossy, red-brown berries on female plants
Japan, China, Korea
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in most fertile, acidic soils in a woodland scenario. Male and female plants need to be grown in order for the female to bear fruit
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn or take softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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