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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
white cedar 'Holmstrup'
Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrupii'
Thuja are fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical habit, with flat sprays of tiny, aromatic, scale-like leaves and small knobbly cones
'Holmstrup' is a rather slow-growing evergreen conifer making a medium-sized shrub of dense conical habit. Foliage rich green, sometimes tinged bronze at the tips in winter, in upright sprays
Toxicity Contact with foliage may irritate the skin
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 North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained soil. Protect from drying winds especially when young. Slow growing
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by scale insects and conifer aphids
May be subject to coryneum canker
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