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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
bird cherry black dogwood
common bird cherry eggberry hackberry hagberry heckberry hedgeberry hog cherry
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
P. padus is a large deciduous tree with toothed, ovate leaves turning yellow in autumn, and pendant racemes of frgrant white flowers 1cm wide in late spring, followed by small, bitter black fruits
Europe, W Asia to Korea and Japan
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay, Chalk
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Propagate by seed, chip budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can also be successful
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
Pests Susceptible to damage from aphids, caterpillars and bullfinches
May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt
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