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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
creeping dogwood bunchberry
crackerberry dwarf cornel pudding berries pudding berry
Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour
C. canadensis is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial forming a wide mat of oval leaves borne in whorls on erect stems 10-15cm in height. Conspicuous oval white bracts surround greenish flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by red berries
Greenl. to Alaska
Habit Mat forming
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 East-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist acidic soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by division
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free but can get horse chestnut scale
Generally disease free
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