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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.
'Big Golden Star' is an upright, spreading, deciduous tree with few or no thorns and shredding bark. The lobed, long-stalked leaves are a glossy, bright green. In early summer bears flattened clusters of white flowers followed by large, edible, shiny, orange-red haws 3cm or more across
'Prunifolia' is a small, broad-crowned deciduous tree with long thorns and glossy broad-oval leaves. Dramatic red and orange autumn colour. Flowers white; fruits deep red
C. monogyna is a small, rounded deciduous tree with glossy, deeply lobed leaves and flat sprays of cream flowers, followed by dark red berries in autumn
'Ferox' is a large shrub or small tree, up to 8m high, with lobed leaves and creamy-white scented flowers in late spring or early summer, followed by red fruits in autumn. It differs from the species in having clusters of thorns at the stem nodes; vigorous juvenile shoots, particularly after hard pruning, can appear like lengths of barbed wire
'Paul's Scarlet' is a small, rounded deciduous thorny tree with lobed, glossy leaves. Flowers fully double, light red
'Carrierei' is a sparingly thorny, deciduous small tree with a dense broad crown and glossy oval leaves turning red in late autumn and falling late. Flowers white; berries large, orange-red, long persistent
'Punicea' is a small, thorny, deciduous tree with glossy, lobed leaves, and clusters of white-eyed, deep pink flowers in late spring, followed by dark red fruit in early autumn
C. orientalis is a small, spreading, thorny, deciduous tree to around 6m tall. Deeply-cut, dark green downy leaves with 5-9 lobes are grey beneath and turn yellow in the autumn. White fragrant flowers in rounded sprays of twelve or more are followed by aromatic red or yellowish-red fruits
'Rosea Flore Pleno' is a thorny deciduous small tree of rounded habit, with small, lobed, glossy leaves. Flowers double, pink
C. schraderiana is a small, round-headed, deciduous tree with grey-green, deeply-divided leaves. Clusters of creamy flowers in late spring are followed by dark, purple-red fruit in early autumn
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