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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.
Other common names
compact guelder rose
Viburnum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with opposite, simple or palmately lobed leaves and clusters of small, often fragrant white or pink flowers, followed by red, blue or black berries
'Compactum' is a compact medium-sized deciduous shrub with 3- to 5-lobed leaves turning purplish-pink in autumn. Flat heads of small fertile flowers in early summer, surrounded by creamy-white sterile ones, and followed by bright red berries
Toxicity The fruit can cause a 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 South-facing or West-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
Suitable for shrub border or woodland garden. Grow in any moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by seed, softwood and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8 after flowering unless fruit is required
Pests aphids and viburnum beetle may be a problem
May be affected by a leaf spot
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