- Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Prefers well drained - acidic soil
Caring and Maintenance
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Select a position offering shelter from cold winds. Mix in a slow-release fertiliser when planting and water well. Prune in mid-summer if necessary
- Planting Distance: 3-4m minimum
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn/ spring are the best season for planting, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
The Award of Garden Merit or AGM is an award made to garden plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society after a period of assessment by the appropriate committees of the Society. Awards are made annually after plant trials (which may last for one or more years, depending on the type of plant being trialled) at RHS Garden, Wisley and other RHS gardens, or after observation of plants in specialist collections. This is intended to judge the plants' performance for conditions in the UK.