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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
variegated mock orange
Philadelphus coronarius 'Bowles's Variety' Philadelphus coronarius 'E A Bowles'
Philadelphus are deciduous shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and bowl-shaped, usually fragrant flowers which may be solitary or in small panicles or racemes in summer
'Variegatus' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves broadly margined cream. Flowers 2.5cm in width, creamy-white, very strongly scented, opening in early summer
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 or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in a woodland setting in sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood or hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 2
Pests Aphids may be a problem
Powdery mildews may be a problem
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