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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
'Large Russian' is a small, spreading tree or large shrub with pendulous branches and large, oblong leaves turning yellow-brown in autumn. White flowers, 5cm in width, in late spring, are followed by russet-brown fruit 7cm across
E. japonica is a large evergreen shrub with handsome glossy leaves to 20cm in length, brown-felted beneath. Flowers 2cm in width, hawthorn-like, scented. Fruit 4cm, apricot-yellow, edible but seldom ripening in most of UK
'Dutch' is a small, spreading tree or large shrub with oblong leaves turning yellow-brown in autumn, and white flowers, 5cm in width, in late spring, followed by russet-brown fruit 5cm across
'Nottingham' is a small, deciduous tree, more upright than the species, with large, leathery leaves and cup-shaped white flowers in spring. This is a great-flavoured medlar, but the fruit are small - about 4cm across
M. germanica is a spreading small tree or large shrub with oblong leaves turning yellow-brown in autumn, and white flowers 5cm in width in late spring, followed by brown fruit 5cm across.
A. ovalis is an upright, medium to large-sized shrub or small tree to 6m tall with ovate leaves, 2.5-4cm long, green above and covered with a white down beneath when young. White flowers to 3.5cm in diameter are borne in small, erect clusters in spring and followed by spherical red fruits that turn black and are covered with a purple bloom
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