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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
barberry 'Apricot Queen'
Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries
'Apricot Queen' is a spiny evergreen medium-sized shrub, open and rather arching in habit. Leaves oblong, dark green. Flowers abundant, bright orange, in drooping panicles
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 West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in almost any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in a seedbed in early spring; bear in mind that many species cross freely in gardens, so seed-raised plants are often hybrids. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests berberis sawfly and aphids can be problematic
Powdery mildew may be troublesome
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