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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.
'Duke' is a bushy upright deciduous shrub to 2m tall, with small oval leaves turning red and yellow in autumn, and cylindrical creamy-white flowers followed by blue-bloomed, edible fruits ripening in mid to late summer
V. corymbosum is a medium-sized bushy deciduous shrub with narrowly ovate leaves turning red and purple in autumn. Sprays of small, white or pink urn-shaped flowers in spring followed by edible, blue-black berries 12mm wide
'Patriot' is a vigorous, deciduous shrub to 2m tall, with small, oval leaves turning red in autumn. Clusters of small, waxy, creamy-white flowers are followed by well-flavoured, blue-black fruits ripening in mid- to late summer
'Spartan' is a bushy deciduous shrub to 1.5m tall, with small leaves turning yellow and red in autumn, and small whtie flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by large, good-flavoured, blue-black berries in mid to late summer
Listed in the RHS Plant Finder
This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 1998
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2015
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