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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
snowball snowball tree
red snowball tree red guelder rose rose elder Whitsuntide boss
Viburnum opulus 'Sterile'
Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries
'Roseum' is a large, bushy deciduous shrub with 3- to 5-lobed leaves turning reddish in autumn. Creamy-white sterile flowers in dense rounded clusters to 6cm in width. No fruit
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 East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils
Propagate by softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard renovative pruning
Pests Aphids and viburnum beetle may be a problem
May be affected by a leaf spot
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