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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.
'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
D. bholua is an evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub to 2m, usually erect, sparsely branched, but may be more bushy in cultivation. Leaves are short-stalked, 5-10cm long and thinly leathery. Very fragrant flowers borne in terminal and axillary clusters from midwinter to early spring are white, flushed purplish-pink. Black ovoid fruits follow
'Jacqueline Postill' is a more or less evergreen medium-sized shrub of erect habit with leathery oblanceolate leaves. Highly fragrant purplish-pink and white flowers in terminal clusters in late winter, followed by black berries
'Peter Smithers' is a more or less evergreen, medium-sized shrub of erect habit with long, oval, leathery leaves. Highly fragrant, dark purplish-pink and pale pink flowers open in terminal clusters in late winter, followed by black berries
Listed in the RHS Plant Finder
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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