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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
Duke of Argyll's tea tree Chinese box thorn
Barbary box thorn Barbary wolfberry common matrimony vine vicar's tea party Tibetan goji berry
Lycium can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes scrambling, with simple entire leaves and small funnel-shaped flowers followed by red berries
L. barbarum is a scrambling deciduous shrub to 3m tall, with sparsely spiny stems bearing narrow, dull green leaves and small dingy purple flowers in late spring and summer, followed by orange-red berries
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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
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Can be grown as a hedge
Propagate by seed in containers outdoors in autumn. Take hardwood cuttings in winter or softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning pruning group 1 or pruning group 11 in winter or early summer. Cut back hedges hard in spring or trim in early summer
Pests Generally trouble free
Can suffer from powdery mildew
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Duke of Argyll's tea tree
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