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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.
Other common names
dogwood 'Magic Flame'
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
an upright, deciduous shrub to 2m or more, with large, ovate green leaves that turn shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. Bare winter stems are coloured orange-yellow with bright red tips. Flat, dense clusters of creamy-white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows in a range of soils from well-drained to poorly drained in sun or partial shade
Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow
Pruning Pruning group 7 each year to produce vigorous colourful young shoots will help to keep the shrub compact
Pests Generally pest free but may be attacked by horse chestnut scale
Generally disease free but cornus anthracnose may affect weak shoots
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