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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
daphne Retusa Group
Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries
Retusa Group are small evergreen shrubs to 75cm in height, of dense, rounded habit, with short dark green elliptic leaves and terminal clusters of fragrant flowers from late spring, nearly white within, purple on the outside. Red berries
Toxicity All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate 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 West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soils. Not reliably hardy in exposed conditions. Resents transplanting
Propagate by seed, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a leaf spot
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