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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
carob algoroba bean
algorroba bean European locust tree karoub locust bean St John's bread tragasol carob tree
Ceratonia are evergreen shrubs or small trees with wavy-margined, pinnate leaves. Erect racemes of tiny petal-less flowers are followed by conspicuous bean-like fruit
C. siliqua is a Mediterranean evergreen shrubby tree with thick brown bark and dark green, leathery, pinnate leaves. Tiny green-tinted red flowers in racemes 2-6cm long, during spring, are followed by edible black-brown leathery pods containing a sweet pulp
Medit., Arab., Som.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from a south or southwest facing wall
Propagate by seed soaked in water for 24 hours or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Prune only to keep within bounds
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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