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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
Amelanchier lamarckii 'Rubescens'
Amelanchier are small deciduous trees or shrubs with showy white flowers in early spring, red to purple fruits and often good autumn colour
'Rubescens' is a multi-stemmed tree or shrub, up to 8m high, with light grey bark, and ovate leaves, up to 8cm long, which open bronze in early spring, become green in late spring and turn orange and red in autumn. Hanging clusters of dark pink buds open to pale blush-pink flowers in mid-spring and are followed in late summer by edible, juicy blue-black fruits
Habit Spreading / Branched
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 or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, well-drained, lime-free soil; will grow in sun or partial shade but autumn colour will be brightest in full sun
Propagate by layering, or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free but may be affected by fireblight
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