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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
Mahonia are evergreen shrubs with leathery, pinnate leaves which are often spine-toothed, and clustered racemes of sometimes fragrant yellow flowers, sometimes followed by black or purple berries
M. oiwakensis subsp. lomariifolia is an erect large evergreen shrub to 3m, with long, pinnate leaves with spiny leaflets. Flowers bright yellow, slightly scented, in dense, erect, clustered racemes to 25cm in length from late autumn into winter, followed by blue-black berries
SW China, Myanmar
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Will tolerate full sun if the soil is not too dry. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds
Propagate by seed sown in containers in autumn or as soon as ripe. Stratified seeds germinate freely. Root semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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