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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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Pittosporum are evergreen shrubs or trees with simple, leathery leaves and small, often fragrant, 5-petalled flowers, followed by spherical, woody fruits splitting to reveal seeds embedded in sticky pulp
'Oliver Twist' is a large, upright, evergreen shrub with pale, silvery-green leaves, most of which have a wave or twist, carried on thin, black stems. Inconspicuous but fragrant, dark red flowers appear in late spring and early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, with protection from cold, drying winds
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Drought Resistant Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Susceptible to powdery mildews and a leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants)
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