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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
hop tree shrubby trefoil
stinking ash swamp devil's bit swamp dogwood wafer ash water ash wing seed
Ptelea are large, spreading deciduous shrubs with pungently scented, 3-foliate leaves and small yellow-green flowers in summer followed by attractive winged fruits
P. trifoliata is a large, deciduous shrub with dark green, tripartite leaves to 12cm long. Sprays of star-shaped, pale green flowers appear in summer, followed by bunches of flattened, winged seeds up to 2.5cm across. Leaves, flowers and bark are all aromatic
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full or dappled sun. Suitable for shrub border or as a lawn specimen
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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