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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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Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters, sometimes with showy bracts. Many have fine autumn colour
'Cream Cracker' is a deciduous shrub with narrow, upright, dark purple-red stems to about 3m. The leaves open mid-green with a pale yellow border, maturing to grey-green with a white border. Clusters of small, cream flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by white fruits
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in most soil conditions in sun or partial shade
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 7
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by cornus anthracnose
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