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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
garden croton sun-spot croton
Codiaeum are evergreen shrubs, trees and perennials with large, leathery, often variegated, leaves. Sprays of tiny white or yellow, star-shaped flowers may appear in summer
C. variegatum var. pictum is an upright, evergreen shrub with thick, leathery, often deeply-lobed leaves. These are rich green, heavily veined with yellow when young and developing variable red flushing with age. Sprays of small, white, star-shaped flowers may appear in summer
S & SE Asia
Toxicity Sap may cause skin irritation
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in loam-based potting compost in good light but shaded from hot sun, with high humidity
Propagate by air layering in spring, or root softwood cuttings with bottom heat in summer, after dipping the cut ends in powdered charcoal to reduce bleeding
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical
Pruning Pruning group 9. Cut back leggy plants to about 10cm and dust wounds with powdered charcoal to reduce bleeding
Pests Prone to scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally problem free
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