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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
'Maculata' is a bushy evergreen shrub to 4m tall, with slightly spiny brown shoots bearing elliptical bright yellow leaves narrowly margined with dark green; 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 Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Loam, Clay, Chalk
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile well-drained soil, ideally in full sun although shade is well tolerated
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Drought Resistant
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests Generally pest free but may be attacked by elaeagnus sucker
May be vulnerable to coral spot and a fungal leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants)
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