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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.
Berberis dulcis 'Nana' Berberis microphylla 'Nana'
Berberis buxifolia 'Nana' Berberis buxifolia 'Pygmaea' Berberis microphylla var. nana
Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries
A compact evergreen shrub to 30cm in height with no spines. The tough dark green leaves are up to 3cm long. It is useful for a creating a low hedge. It rarely produces flowers
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows in any soil except waterlogged.
Propagate by seed or from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests May be susceptible to berberis sawfly
May be susceptible to powdery mildews
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