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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
winterberry black alder
feverbark swamp winterberry
Ilex can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn
I. verticillata is a dense, suckering, deciduous shrub, growing to 2m tall, with bright green, oval to lance-shaped leaves with serrated margins. Insignificant greenish-white flowers, borne in spring, are followed on female plants by masses of long-lasting, glossy red berries
E. North America
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 Exposed or Sheltered
MoisturePoorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Prefers a moist, acidic, organic loamy soil and has a good tolerance for poorly-drained soils so useful for boggy areas
Propagate by seed or by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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