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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
Sorbus can be deciduous trees or shrubs with simple or pinnate leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers, followed by white, yellow, pink, red or brown berries; some have fine autumn colour
S. vilmorinii is a small, spreading deciduous tree to 5m in height, the fern-like leaves with many small leaflets turning purple in autumn. Flat heads of creamy-white flowers followed by crimson fruits fading to near-white
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 East-facing or North-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Useful plant shrub or small tree for the smaller garden. May be short-lived on shallow, chalky soil
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in mid-summer or propagate by seed sown in containers in a coldframe in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 2 or 6
Pests May be attacked by aphids, blister mites and sawflies
May be affected by fireblight and silver leaf
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