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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.
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Other common names
Acacia can be deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs or climbers, with alternate, pinnately divided leaves or simple modified leaf-like stalks (phyllodes), and tiny, sometimes fragrant, flowers in short spikes, or in racemes or spikes of spherical heads
A. pravissima is an evergreen shrub to 5m or more, with crowded, triangular leaf-like phyllodes and racemes of small rich yellow flower-heads in late winter and early spring
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
Time to ultimate height
Grow in neutral to acid, well-drained soil in a sheltered site with full sun. Ideal for the conservatory, grow under glass in ericaceous compost or a loam-based potting compost (JI No.2) in full light. Water sparingly in winter.
Propagate by seed at a minimum of 18°C in spring or root semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 8 or pruning group 13 for wall-trained specimens
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite under glass
Generally disease free
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