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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
weeping Nootka cypress
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula'
Xanthocyparis are evergreen trees with much-branched sprays of small scale-like leaves and roughly spherical cones that mature in two years
'Pendula' is an evergreen conifer forming a medium-sized tree with a narrow crown, with spreading main branches and long trailing curtains of dark green foliage, becoming more gaunt and open with age
Toxicity Foliage may cause skin irritation
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
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of chalk soils but prefers slightly acidic soil. Excellent specimen conifer
Propagate by grafting and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning required, but shaped subjects, including hedges, will need trimming twice a year.
Pests Prone to aphids
May be affected by honey fungus and phytophthora root diseases
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