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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
African hemp house lime
Sparrmannia are large evergreen shrubs or small trees, with simple or palmately lobed, ovate leaves and umbels of 4-petalled, white or purple flowers with prominent stamens
S. africana is a vigorous evergreen shrub to 6m or more, with large, broadly ovate, shallowly lobed leaves and clusters of white flowers 3.5cm across, with red and yellow stamens
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full light. Grow outdoors in moist but well-drained soil in sheltered frost-free area
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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