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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
cloven gum box
Escallonia are evergreen shrubs with glossy, leathery, toothed leaves, sometimes sticky, and 5-petalled white, pink or red flowers in terminal racemes or panicles in summer and early autumn
E. bifida is a bushy, upright evergreen shrub to 3m, with shiny dark green leaves and rounded terminal panicles of pure white flowers with spreading petals, borne in late summer and autumn
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 East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun but in colder areas may require protection from cold drying winds; ideal for wall training
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or hardwood cuttings from late autumn to winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests Scale insects may be a problem
May be affected by Escallonia leaf spot
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