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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
kowhai Sun King
Sophora microphylla Sun King Sophora microphylla 'Hilsop'
Sophora microphylla 'Sun King' Sophora 'Sun King'
Sophora are deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs with pinnate leaves and pea-like flowers, sometimes fragrant, in racemes or panicles
Sun King is a bushy evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves composed of up to 40 pairs of small oblong leaflets, and yellow pea-type flowers 5cm in length in short racemes in late winter and early spring
Toxicity Highly toxic if ingested
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
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Propagate by grafting in late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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