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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.
E. perriniana is an open to moderately dense small tree or large shrub from 4-10m high, branching from the base with smooth, flaking, off-white, grey or green bark. Aromatic, rounded bluish-green juvenile leaves and glaucous, pendent, lance-shaped adult leaves to 12cm long. Umbels of 3 white or cream flowers are produced in summer
E. gunnii is a large evergreen tree with peeling cream and brown bark. Juvenile foliage bright glaucous-blue, rounded; adult leaves elliptic or sickle-shaped, grey-green. Flowers white, in small clusters
E. subcrenulata is a tree to potentially 10-20m, with a moderately fast growth rate, but can be managed by pruning or coppicing. Bark is smooth and grey, with yellow-green patches, peeling when mature. Leaves are oval, glossy green and sometimes red-edged on juvenile growth, darker and more lanceolate on mature growth, aromatic
E. pauciflora subsp. niphophila is a small evergreen tree with bark flaking attractively into cream, grey and green patches. Young shoots red with white bloom. Leaves elliptic, becoming narrower on mature trees, grey-green. Flowers small, white
E. vernicosa is notable for its slow-growing habit, reaching around only 1m in height in 4 years. It may eventually reach 3-4m. Leaves are about 5cm across, thickly-textured and highly glossy; ovate to round when juvenile, they are more elongated and are stalked when adult. Flowers, if they appear, are white and held singly
E. dalrympleana is a fast-growing large evergreen tree with flaking white and grey bark. Juvenile leaves ovate, grey-green; mature leaves long and narrow, drooping, dark grey-green but coppery-tinted when young. Flowers white
E. pauciflora is a small to medium-sized evergreen spreading tree, up to 15m tall, but smaller if grown as a multi-stemmed specimen. The peeling bark is white to light grey and young shoots are red. Adult leaves are a glossy grey-green, sickle-shaped, up to 20cm long, and with distinctive parallel veins. In spring and summer, clusters of 9-15 white flowers are borne amongst the foliage
E. glaucescens is a vigorous broadly conical tree 12m to 20m tall, with smooth, grey-green to white, peeling bark. Juvenile foliage blue-white, rounded; adult leaves narrowly lanceolate, blue-green and aromatic when crushed. Young growth may be tinged pink. Creamy-white fragrant flowers are produced in small clusters in autumn
E. coccifera is an evergreen tree with mottled white and grey bark, heart-shaped juvenile leaves and lance-shaped, blue-green adult foliage, all peppermint-scented; creamy-white flowers open in summer
E. urnigera is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree, up to 15m tall, with smooth, peeling bark that ranges in colour from grey to cream to orange. The rounded juvenile leaves and adult lance-shaped leaves are blue-green to dark green and white flowers appear in spring and summer. The pendulous flower buds and fruits are held on long peduncles in groups of three and have a distinctive urn shape
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