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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.
'Nidiformis' is a dense, spreading, flat-topped evergreen dwarf shrub, wider than tall, with short dark green needles
'Inversa' is a large, coniferous shrub, to 9m tall, with dense, dark green foliage. The main and secondary branches of this cultivar are quite pendulous and adpressed to the upright trunk
'Little Gem' is a very slow-growing evergreen conifer forming a squat, globose bun with short, dense, dark green needle-like leaves, the new growth in spring brighter green
P. abies is a fast-growing, dense conifer, to 30m tall, narrowly-conical when young becoming broader with age. Dark green, glossy, needle-like leaves, to 2.5cm long, cover the upper side of the branchlets. The light brown cones taper at the top, reaching up to 15cm long and 5cm wide
'Acrocona' forms a small, evergreen tree with drooping branches and dark green needles. Dark pink cones are produced at the ends of the branches in spring, even on young plants, maturing to pale brown in summer
'Clanbrassiliana' is a slow-growing, small, dense conifer, growing wider than high, with an ultimate height of up to 1.2m and spread of 2.4m. The dark green leaves are up to 10mm long and new spring growth a lighter green. This cultivar is characterised by the presence of many brown winter buds
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2000
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 2011
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2008
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