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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
Genista are deciduous, sometimes spiny, shrubs or small trees with small, simple or trifoliate leaves and solitary, racemose or clustered, pea-like yellow flowers which are sometimes fragrant
G. lydia is a compact deciduous dwarf shrub with arching or trailing branches. Leaves small, flowers pea-like, bright yellow, in terminal clusters in early summer
E Balkans, Syria
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
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in poor but well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Ground Cover Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance
Gravel Garden Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 1. Will not tolerate hard pruning. New growth will not rejuvenate from old wood
Pests Prone to aphids
Generally disease free
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