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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.
'Tsatsumi Gold' is a slow-growing coniferous shrub, to 2m tall, with a rounded habit that gradually becomes broadly-columnar as the plant ages. Its branches and branchlets are twisted and contorted and densely-covered with small scale-like leaves. Young foliage is bright yellow, becoming yellow-green in summer before taking on golden-yellow tones in autumn and winter
'Nana' is a slow-growing evergreen conifer forming a dense dwarf shrub, bushy and rounded in habit, with small, concave, horizontal sprays of blackish-green foliage
'Tetragona Aurea' makes a bushy, upright plant to 10m in height, with golden-yellow or bronze-yellow scale leaves in four ranks forming dense sprays
'Crippsii' is a rather slow-growing evergreen conifer making a small tree of open, conical habit, with bright golden-yellow foliage in broad flat sprays
'Nana Gracilis' is a slow-growing evergreen conifer making a medium-sized shrub to 2m, irregularly conical in habit, with glossy dark green foliage in short, concave sprays
'Kosteri' is a dwarf, slow-growing cultivar forming a sprawling bush with a conical habit up to 2m tall and 3m wide. The glossy, dark green foliage is held on twisting branches and takes on bronze hues in winter
'Nana Aurea' is a dwarf evergreen conifer to 2m in height, forming a small rounded shrub with golden-yellow foliage in dense, concave sprays
'Kamarachiba' is a low-growing, spreading shrub reaching a height of 45cm and spread of up to 1m. Flattened sprays of foliage are yellow-green in summer becoming a more golden yellow in winter; stem tips are coloured orange
'Fernspray Gold' is a small to medium-sized, upright shrub with an open, irregular habit reaching a height of just over 3.5m. Arching to horizontal, frond-like branches bear sprays of green and golden-yellow foliage
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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