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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
paperbush 'Red Dragon'
Edgeworthia chrysantha f. rubra hort. Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Rubra'
Edgeworthia can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, with simple leaves and rounded terminal clusters of small, daphne-like, often fragrant flowers
'Red Dragon' is a deciduous, bushy shrub to 1.5m tall with supple stems and oval, green leaves. Green, woolly flower buds, borne in winter at the ends of the bare branches, open in late winter to early spring forming dense clusters of fragrant, orange-red, tubular, nodding flowers
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 or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best grown in a sheltered position in full sun or light dappled shade in well-drained, humus-rich loamy soil
Root greenwood and semi-ripe nodal stem-tip cuttings in summer in free-draining compost
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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paperbush 'Red Dragon'
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