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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
bearberry 'Vancouver Jade'
Arctostaphylos are mainly evergreen, prostrate or upright shrubs or small trees. They have small, simple leaves and sprays of tiny, urn-shaped flowers, followed by spherical berries
'Vancouver Jade' forms a low, arching, evergreen shrub to 15cm. The new shoots are flushed with red and it has small, pink flowers in summer followed by red berries in autumn
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile, lime-free soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layering in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning needed
Pests Generally pest free
Prone to a leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants)
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