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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
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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
Oregon grape 'Lionel Fortescue'
Mahonia 'Lionel Fortescue'
Mahonia are evergreen shrubs with leathery, pinnate leaves which are often spine-toothed, and clustered racemes of sometimes fragrant yellow flowers, sometimes followed by black or purple berries
'Lionel Fortescue' is a large, erect evergreen shrub with spiny, pinnate leaves to 45cm in length. Flowers bright yellow, scented, in clustered upright racemes to 40cm in length. Berries blue-black
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
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in shade or partial shade. Good for a woodland setting
Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Architectural
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally pest free
A rust and powdery mildews may be a problem
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