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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
Berberis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with spiny shoots bearing simple, often spine-toothed leaves, and small yellow or orange flowers in axillary clusters or racemes, followed by small berries
'Goldilocks' is a vigorous shrub, up to 4m high, upright then spreading, with spiny stems, glossy, dark green, entire or slightly-toothed leaves and many clusters of red-stalked, golden yellow, scented flowers, from mid to late spring, followed by round blue-black fruits
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 Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk, Clay
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; a sunny site will encourage fruiting. The flowers are good for pollinators
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings, or by stooling
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 8
Pests May be affected by berberis sawfly, which can cause severe defoliation
May be affected by powdery mildews, rust diseases, and honey fungus
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