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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
D. macropodum is a large, evergreen shrub to about 6m high and wide with dark green, glossy, rhododendron-like leaves that tend to droop in winter, revealing the bright red leaf stalks. Young spring foliage is pale green, often flushed pink. Red male and green female petal-less flowers are borne on separate plants in late spring. Pollinated female plants produce heavily-bloomed black berries in autumn
'Tremalzo' is a very slow-growing dwarf evergreen shrub to 10cm tall, with narrow, dark green leaves and pure white flowers with a tiny yellow eye, opening in late spring
D. oleoides is a dwarf evergreen shrub of variable habit, usually under 60cm tall, forming low hummocks. Leaves are almost stalkless, squareish and bristle-tipped, glossy above and downy below when young. Flowers are white, cream or yellowish, sometimes pink tipped, borne in terminal clusters in late spring and early summer, scented. Fruits are orange-red
'Daphnis' is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub, to 3m high, with bristly stems and pale-pink and white flowers. The scented, tubular flowers, 1.5cm wide and 2.5cm long, are tinged with pink at their base fading to white at their tips and appear in winter to early spring on bare stems before the leaves. Red berries are sometimes produced in summer
D. arbuscula is a rounded dwarf evergreen shrub to 15cm tall, with narrowly oblong, dark glossy green leaves to 18mm long. Flowers deep pink, very fragrant, in dense clusters at the ends of the shoots in late spring and early summer
'Daphne' is a small, upright, deciduous tree producing pale yellow, tulip-shaped flowers in mid to late spring
'Gurkha' is a vigorous, upright, deciduous shrub, to just over 2m high, with long oblong leathery leaves and richly-scented flowers, pink in bud and opening white, in late winter or early spring
Pink Fragrance is a compact, rounded shrub, to 90cm tall, with small, semi-evergreen, lance-shaped leaves. Scented pink flowers, flushed white, open from deep pink buds and are borne over a long season from spring until autumn
Rebecca is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub growing to 1.5m tall. Its dark green leaves have a broad yellow margin and fragrant, lavender-pink flowers emerge from purple-red buds in winter and early spring
D. mezereum f. alba is an upright deciduous shrub with narrow, dull green leaves and very fragrant white flowers before the leaves in late winter and early spring, followed by yellow berries
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