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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
dog hobble 'Rainbow'
Leucothoe can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and racemes or panicles of small bell- or urn-shaped flowers
'Rainbow' is an evergreen shrub to 1.5m tall, with slender arching reddish branches bearing glossy, lance-shaped leaves to 10cm long, mottled with cream and pink, and short racemes of small cream flowers below the branches in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, acid soil in shade or partial shade
Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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