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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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.
'Variegatum' is a bushy evergreen shrub with ovate leaves margined with yellow, and small white flowers in winter and early spring
V. tinus is a large, evergreen shrub to 3m with dark green, oval leaves. Clusters of small, creamy-white flowers, often pink-tinged in bud, are produced over a long period in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries
'Lisarose' is a large, dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. The flower buds form in early autumn, turning deep brick-red as the temperature drops. The small, pink and white flowers open in rounded clusters from mid-winter to mid-spring, followed by dark blue berries
'Lucidum' is a vigorous, evergreen shrub, to 4m tall, with narrowly-ovate to oblong, glossy, dark green leaves to 10cm long. Small, creamy-white flowers are borne in flattened flowerheads, up to 10cm in diameter, from late winter into spring and are followed by blue-black berries
'Gwenllian' is a bushy medium-sized evergreen shrub with neat, dark green, ovate leaves and compact clusters of starry white flowers opening in late winter from reddish buds, and followed by ovoid metallic-blue berries
'French White' is a vigorous bushy evergreen shrub to 3m, with dark green ovate leaves and flat cymes of white flowers in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries
V. tinus 'Purpureum' is a large, evergreen shrub to 3m with dark green leaves. New growth is tinted bronzy-purple. Clusters of small, white flowers, often pink-tinged in bud, are produced over a long period in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries
'Eve Price' is a bushy, medium-sized evergreen shrub with broadly oval, leathery dark green leaves and, from late winter, flattened clusters of deep pink buds opening to small, starry white flowers. Berries deep metallic-blue
'Little Bognor' is a more compact evergreen shrub than the species, growing to about 2m, with dark green leaves. Clusters of small, white flowers, often pink-tinged in bud, are produced over a long period in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries
Listed in the RHS Plant Finder
This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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