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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.
Kilimanjaro is a pyramidal shrub with spreading, layered branches clothed in tapered, deeply-veined dark green leaves which turn red-purple in autumn. Dense spherical white flowerheads, produced in abundance during late spring, age to pale pink and are followed by masses of deep red berries maturing to black. Additional flowers are borne in late summer. Winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year in 2015
V. chingii is a lax, open, medium-sized, semi-evergreen shrub with narrow leaves and short, drooping sprays of fragrant, pink and white flowers in spring, followed by blackish-red berries
V. odoratissimum var. awabuki is a large shrub or small tree, to 5m tall, with very glossy, evergreen foliage and conical sprays of small, scented, white flowers with prominent stamens. These may be followed by red berries, turning black as they age
'Summer Snowflake' is a bushy, deciduous shrub with heart-shaped, deeply-veined dark green leaves that turn red-purple in autumn. Flattened heads of lacecap-like flowers extend along the branches and above the foliage. Each flower has an outer ring of large, showy, snow-white, sterile florets surrounding the central group of small fertile florets and are produced in late spring with a few flowers in late summer; red fruits follow and ripen to black
'Variegatum' is a bushy evergreen shrub with ovate leaves margined with yellow, and small white flowers in winter and early spring
'Diana' forms a bushy, deciduous shrub about 2m in height and spread, with bronzy young leaves. The flowers are very fragrant, opening pale lilac- pink from red buds, then fading to white. The berries start red and turn black as they ripen
'Park Farm Hybrid' is a large, vigorous, spreading semi-evergreen shrub with glossy dark green, oval leaves to 10cm in length, and rounded heads of deep pink buds opening to sweetly fragrant white flowers in spring, followed by red, later black fruit
'Nanum Semperflorens' is a compact, dense, slow-growing shrub, to 2m tall, with ovate, deeply-veined leaves that turn attractive autumnal shades. Flat clusters of white flowers are borne over a long period from late spring to early autumn and are sometimes followed by red fruits that eventually turn black
V. setigerum is a medium-sized, multi-stemmed, upright to spreading, deciduous shrub to 4m tall. The pointed, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, slightly-toothed leaves are up to 12cm long and change in colour from blue-green to dark-green in spring and summer before taking on attractive autumnal hues. Small white flowers borne in early summer are followed by orange-yellow berries that turn a brilliant red in autumn
V. x juddii is a bushy medium-sized deciduous shrub with dark green, broadly ovate leaves and sweetly fragrant creamy-white flowers opening in domed trusses from deep pink buds in mid and late spring
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