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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.
Other common names
Montpelier maple Montpellier maple
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
A. monspessulanum is a bushy, rounded small tree, to 8m in height, with leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves. Profuse yellow-green flowers in pendent racemes in spring are followed by red-winged fruit in summer
SE Europe to W Asia
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed in containers outdoors as soon as ripe or by grafting in late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1 from late autumn to midwinter only
Pests Aphids and horse chestnut scale may be a problem
May be affected by verticillium wilt or honey fungus
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
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