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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.
'Carbery Gold' is a slow-growing, prostrate, spreading shrub growing up to 90cm tall and 200cm wide. Elegant, arching branches have flat, scale-like, yellow leaves which may turn more golden-yellow in winter
'Pfitzeriana Aurea' is a vigorous, spreading evergreen shrub with low, arching branches bearing a mixture of prickly and scale-like leaves, bright golden-yellow becoming greenish-yellow where shaded and in winter
'Blaauw' is a vigorous evergreen conifer making an erect medium-sized shrub with strongly ascending main branches. Foliage mainly scale-like, blue-grey, in large plume-like sprays
'Old Gold' is a compact evergreen conifer making a small shrub with ascending branches, the foliage remaining deep bronze-yellow all year round
'Hetzii' is a medium to large shrub, with widespread, rather ascending branches and mostly glaucous foliage, reasonably soft to the touch. Cones are small, to 5mm, round
'Sulphur Spray' is a bushy, evergreen conifer making a medium-sized shrub to 2m, with strongly ascending main branches. Foliage mostly scale-like, pale yellow
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 1998
This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2013
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