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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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Malus are small to medium-sized deciduous trees with showy flowers in spring and ornamental or edible fruit in autumn; some have good autumn foliage colour
'Sunset' is a compact dessert apple that can grow to 2.5-8m in height and width, depending on the rootstock. Pollination group 3, pale pink flowers are followed by fruit that can be used from October to December
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Compact plant, suitable for all training forms. Keep a clear area around the trunk of at least 60cm radius, apple cultivation. Thin fruit as required
Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the vigour of the tree
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Regular pruning required - see apple pruning; spur bearing
Pests Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples
Good resistance to disease including apple scab and powdery mildews. May be affected by apple canker, blossom wilt and honey fungus
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