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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
Elaeagnus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, often silvery-scaled leaves, and small fragrant tubular flowers borne in clusters in the leaf axils, and followed by small juicy fruit
'Goldrim' is a bushy evergreen shrub, often spiny, with elliptic, dark glossy green leaves narrowly edged with golden-yellow, and small fragrant white flowers in autumn
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, tolerant of dry soils and coastal winds but may become chlorotic on shallow chalky soils
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests May be vulnerable to elaeagnus sucker damage
May be affected by coral spot or a leaf spot (fungal) - see leaf damage on woody plants
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