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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
hebe 'Emerald Gem'
Hebe are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired, simple leaves and racemes or spikes of small, 4-lobed, tubular to salver-shaped flowers in summer and autumn
'Emerald Gem' is a dwarf evergreen shrub making a compact rounded bush to 30cm tall, with upright shoots densely covered with tiny, pointed leaves, and small white flowers appearing sparsely in summer
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
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in poor to moderately fertile soil in sun or partials shade with protection from cold, drying winds. Tolerant of some pollution and can also be grown in a cool glasshouse in a loam-based compost with shade from hot sun
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. Cultivars will not come true. Root semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn with added bottom heat
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Garden Edging Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests aphids may be a problem
A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problem
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