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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
'Bell's Seedling' is a small evergreen shrub forming a dense thicket, with small, dark green, prickly-tipped leaves and clusters of small white flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by dark crimson fruits 1cm in width
'Sneeuwwitje' is a suckering, evergreen shrub, to 1.2m tall, with small, spine-tipped, dark green leaves. Small, white, urn-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer are followed, when pollinated by a male plant, by large, white fruits often with some pink spotting
'Mulberry Wine' is a small, suckering evergreen shrub forming a dense thicket, with small, spiny, dark green leaves. Flowers small, white, in early summer; fruits magenta-purple, deepening with age
G. mucronata is a bushy evergreen shrub with small, sharply pointed dark green leaves and tiny nodding, bell-shaped white flowers followed, on pollinated female plants, by showy red, white, or pink berries
G. cuneata is a spreading, dwarf evergreen shrub to 25cm in height, with small, leathery, narrowly oval leaves. Racemes of small, bell-shaped white flowers from late spring are followed by showy white berries 1cm in width
'Crimsonia' is a thicket-forming small evergreen shrub with small, spine-tipped dark green leaves. Small white flowers in early summer are followed, when pollinated by another clone, by large crimson fruits 12mm in width
'Pearls' is a dwarf evergreen shrub to 15cm tall, with tiny dark green leaves and relatively large, white or pink-flushed berries in autumn
G. shallon is an evergreen shrub that reaches around 1.2m tall and spreads by underground stems. It has heart-shaped or ovate leaves borne on bristly stems that are reddish when young becoming rough and brown with age. Small, pendant bell-shaped flowers in light pink and white appear in early summer. Edible, hairy, dark-purple fruits ripen in late summer
G. procumbens is a dwarf evergreen shrub to 15cm in height, spreading indefinitely, with rounded leathery leaves, aromatic when crushed and turning reddish in winter. Small, bell-shaped white or pinkish flowers are followed by scarlet berries 10mm in width
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