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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.
Other common names
Koreanspice viburnum arrowwood
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
V. carlesii is a dense, bushy, deciduous shrub, to 2m high and wide, with ovate, toothed dark-green leaves, up to 10cm long, that often turn red in autumn. Rounded clusters of white, fragrant flowers emerge from pink buds in spring and are followed by black fruits
Toxicity Fruits may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
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 Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in most moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils
Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer, semi-ripe cuttings from midsummer to autumn or hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 8 after flowering. Can be hard pruned successfully in late spring
Pests May be affected by viburnum aphids and viburnum beetle
May be affected by leaf spot and honey fungus
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