• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Chorizema cordatum

Heart-leaved flame pea

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
Heart-leaved flame pea

© � RHS 1997

  • Other common names Heart-leaved flame pea
    Australian flame pea

    Flowering oak

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  • Genus Chorizema can be evergreen shrubs or climbers with simple, leathery leaves and terminal racemes of showy pea-like flowers

  • Family Papilionaceae / Papilionaceae

  • Species C. cordatum is a bushy evergreen shrub to 1.2m in height, with spiny, heart-shaped dark green leaves and racemes of red, orange and yellow flowers 1.5cm across

  • Plant range W Australia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Under glass grow in loam-based or loam-less potting compost with added sharp sand, in full light with shade from hot sun and good ventilation. Water moderately when in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter

Propagation Propagate by seed at 13-18 �C, after soaking in warm water, in spring or by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 11 after flowering

Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite under glass

Diseases Generally disease free

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