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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.
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Other common names
Pachysandra are mat-forming evergreen perennials or subshrubs with creeping stems and short upright branches bearing leathery leaves clustered at the tips, and erect spikes of small flowers, the males with prominent white stamens
P. terminalis is an evergreen, rhizomatous perennial to 25cm tall, forming a wide mat of toothed, glossy green leaves to 10cm long, and stubby spikes of small white flowers in early summer
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any soil, except very dry, in full or partial shade; can be invasive in moist soils
Propagate by division in spring. Take softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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