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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
rowan 'Sheerwater Seedling'
Sorbus aucuparia 'Sheerwater'
Sorbus can be deciduous trees or shrubs with simple or pinnate leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers, followed by white, yellow, pink, red or brown berries; some have fine autumn colour
'Sheerwater Seedling' is a medium-sized cultivar with an upright habit; the branches ascending to form an oval shaped crown. It provides autumn colour as the pinnate leaves turn fiery colours and from the large trusses of orangey-red berries
Toxicity Raw fruit can 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 South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grows in moderately fertile soil and a wide range of acid or alkaline soils. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution. An ideal specimen tree in a small town, wild or woodland garden
Propagate by softwood cuttings or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Wildlife Gardens City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal
Pruning Requires little attention. Pruning group 1
Pests Generally trouble-free but may be attacked by aphids, blister mites and sawflies
May be affected by a canker, silver leaf and fireblight
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