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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
Vaccinium can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees, with simple leaves and small, bell- or urn-shaped flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible berries
'Patriot' is a vigorous, deciduous shrub to 2m tall, with small, oval leaves turning red in autumn. Clusters of small, waxy, creamy-white flowers are followed by well-flavoured, blue-black fruits ripening in mid- to late summer
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 West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Plant in a sheltered site in moisture-retentive, acidic soil, (pH 4.5-5.5) in sun or part shade. This cultivar is very hardy and more tolerant of colder locations and heavy soils than others. Alternatively grow in containers or raised beds filled with ericaceous compost. For optimal pollination and yield plant three different cultivars. See blueberry cultivation
Take 10-15cm softwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning More mature plants benefit from regular pruning ? see pruning blueberries
Pests Watch out for vine weevil, especially if container grown
Can be affected by powdery mildews. Chlorosis due to manganese and iron deficiencies may be a problem ? see nutrient deficiencies
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