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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
Midland hawthorn may
albespyne bird eagles English hawthorn quickset thorn quickthorn whitethorn
Crataegus oxyacantha Crataegus oxyacanthoides
Crataegus are deciduous trees and shrubs, usually with spiny branches, lobed or toothed leaves, and clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by red or black fruits. Some have fine autumn colour
C. laevigata is a small thorny deciduous tree with glossy, pinnately lobed leaves, and corymbs of creamy-white flowers in late spring, followed by red fruit in early autumn
NW & C Europe
Toxicity Fruit may cause mild stomach upset if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing or North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Useful specimen trees for town, coastal or exposed gardens. Can be used for hedging
Propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Prone to caterpillars, gall mites and aphids
May be affected by leaf spots and fireblight
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