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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
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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
oriental bittersweet Hermaphrodite Group staff vine Hermaphrodite Group
Celastrus are fast-growing deciduous, rarely evergreen, climbers with scandent or twining stems bearing alternate leaves and inconspicuous greenish flowers followed by attractive fruits. Male and female flowers are often borne on separate plants
Hermaphrodite Group are vigorous deciduous twining large climbers. Leaves to 12cm in length, rounded, turning yellow in autumn. Flowers inconspicuous; fruits globose, 1cm, splitting to show yellow lining and scarlet seeds
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
SoilClay, Sand, Chalk, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Full sun and a well-drained soil will give the best autumn colour
Propagate by softwood cuttings or root cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 11 in winter or early spring
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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