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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
variegated purple-flowered cotoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'
Cotoneaster can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple, entire leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers in spring and summer, followed by showy red, purple or black berries
'Variegatus' is a low-growing small deciduous shrub with horizontally spreading branches bearing small leaves margined with cream and tinted red in autumn. Small pink flowers are followed by red berries
Toxicity Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Will tolerate dry situations in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning pruning group 1 or pruning group 13 for wall-trained specimens
Pests May be attacked by scale insects and woolly aphids
May be subject to fireblight
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