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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
Cotoneaster can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by showy red, purple or black berries
C. dielsianus is an elegant, medium-sized deciduous shrub to 3m, with slender arching to pendulous branches. The leaves have slightly impressed veins above, grey or greenish felting beneath, colouring brightly in autumn. The clusters of summer flowers are pinkish, followed by scarlet berries
China (Sichuan, Hubei)
Toxicity Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested
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 South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade; tolerant of dry conditions
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe in autumn or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders Hedging & Screens Drought Resistant Banks and Slopes
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May be prone to woolly aphids, scale insects and cotoneaster webber moth
May suffer from fireblight, honey fungus, silver leaf, leaf spot (fungal) and a virus
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