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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
ninebark [Lady in Red]
Physocarpus opulifolius Ruby Spice Physocarpus 'Lady in Red'
Physocarpus are bushy deciduous suckering shrubs with palmately lobed leaves and corymbs of small cream flowers in early summer, followed by small, bladdery brown fruits
Lady in Red is a deciduous shrub with fresh red foliage toning to a brown- bronze as the season progresses. It bears clusters of pink flowers in summer
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in acidic, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Will tolerate alkaline conditions, but chlorosis may occur on shallow chalk
Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or pot up suckers in the autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 2
Pests Generally trouble-free
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