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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
Gaultheria are evergreen, often dioecious, shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and small, bell-shaped white or pink flowers, followed by long lasting fleshy fruits in various colours
G. shallon is an evergreen shrub that reaches around 1.2m tall and spreads by underground stems. It has heart-shaped or ovate leaves borne on bristly stems that are reddish when young becoming rough and brown with age. Small, pendant bell-shaped flowers in light pink and white appear in early summer. Edible, hairy, dark-purple fruits ripen in late summer
Western N America
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist or dry acidic soils in shade or partial shade where it will make good groundcover. Can colonise when planted in the landscape, for example on heathland as game cover
Propagate by seed or by division of plants. Pot up with soil attached for best results
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Cut Flowers
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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