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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
Venus is a vigorous, spreading deciduous tree up to 6m tall and 4m wide. Glossy green, oval to egg-shaped leaves turn attractive shades of yellow, red, orange and purple in autumn. In spring, established trees bear a profusion of small, dense, green flowerheads surrounded by showy, large creamy-white bracts up to 15cm across. These may be followed in autumn by raspberry-like red 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
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by grafting or from semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 2
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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