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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
Sawara cypress 'Plumosa Compressa'
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Densa'
Chamaecyparis are evergreen trees, usually of narrowly ovoid or columnar outline, with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves, and small, globose cones; tiny red male cones are conspicuous in a few cultivars
'Plumosa Compressa' is a slow-growing, dwarf conifer forming a rounded bush with a flattened top and reaching a height of 90cm. The densely-packed feathery branchlets of green needles, tipped a creamy-yellow, are soft to the touch and appear moss-like on young plants
Toxicity Foliage 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 South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil
Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be subject to phytophthora root diseases
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