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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.
'Christmas Cheer' is a large, bushy, evergreen shrub with dark green, glossy leaves, paler when young. Pink-tipped, white, urn-shaped flowers appear in long, hanging clusters often starting in winter rather than waiting for spring
'Katsura' is a compact evergreen shrub with shiny, dark green leaves, deep red when young, and sprays of pink and white, waxy, urn-shaped flowers opening from dark pink buds in early spring
'Little Heath' is a compact evergreen small shrub to 60cm, the small leaves with white margins. Flowers white, from pink buds, rather sparse
'Sarabande' is a compact evergreen shrub with small, dark green leaves, tinged bronze when young, and upright panicles of white, urn-shaped flowers in late spring
'Valley Rose' is a compact, evergreen shrub with shiny, green foliage, pale when young, and large, drooping sprays of small, pink and white, urn-shaped flowers in mid-spring
'Pink Delight' is a bushy medium-sized evergreen shrub with bronze young foliage soon becoming dark green. Flowers in large drooping panicles, pink, fading to white
'Flaming Silver' is a small, erect evergreen shrub, the young foliage bright red, becoming green, boldly margined with silvery-white. Small creamy-white bell-shaped flowers in branching clusters in spring
'Firecrest' is a large bushy evergreen shrub with broad leaves, bright red when young, later dark green. Flowers creamy-white, relatively large, in branched sprays in late winter and spring
'Bonfire' is a compact evergreen shrub with small, dark green leaves, brick red when young. The dark pink flower buds are conspicuous in winter and open to upright sprays of small, very pale pink to white, urn-shaped flowers in spring
'Carnaval' is an upright, evergreen shrub with small, dark green leaves edged with creamy-white. New leaves are bright red in spring, with pink edges. Creamy-white flower buds are decorative in winter and open to sprays of small, clear white, urn-shaped flowers in spring
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