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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.
'Aurea' is a slow-growing evergreen tree with blue-green needles that turn yellow from late autumn to spring
'Moseri' is a slow growing, compact, dwarf pine of irregular, broadly pyramidal shape. Needles in shorter tufts at the end of the branches are bright green in summer become golden-yellow in winter
'Gold Coin' is a slow-growing evergreen shrub of irregular rounded habit, with bright light yellow foliage
'Frensham' is a compact conifer to 1.5m tall and wide with a spherical habit and densely-packed blue-green leaves up to 5cm long
P. sylvestris is a large evergreen tree to 25m, with the upper trunk and branches orange-brown, developing a picturesque, irregular outline with maturity. Twisted grey-green needles are borne in pairs. Cones 5cm in length
Fastigiata Group are medium-sized conifers, up to 8m tall, of columnar form with tight, narrow, ascending branches and blue-green leaves in bundles of two
'Beuvronensis' is a slow-growing evergreen shrub forming a broad dome, with paired, blue-green needles
Aurea Group consist of slow-growing, small, evergreen trees, the foliage bright golden-yellow in winter and spring, later dull blue-green
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2017
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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