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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.
'Sundance' is an evergreen tree with terminal rosettes of strap-shaped green leaves, shading to red along the midrib
'Sunrise' ultimately forms a small, palm-like tree, but initially the long, narrow, evergreen leaves form a dense clump at or near ground level. The foliage is dark olive green with broad, vivid pink margins and fine pink stripes
'PInk Stripe' ultimately forms a small, palm-like tree, but initially the long, narrow, evergreen leaves form a dense clump at or near ground level. The foliage is dark green/bronze with pink stripes. Mature plants may produce very large sprays of small, scented, pinky-white flowers in summer
C. australis is a small evergreen tree with several stout branches arising from a single trunk. Leaves long, sword-shaped, in dense clusters at the branch tips. Large panicles of small, fragrant cream flowers
'Torbay Dazzler' is an evergreen, palm-like tree with terminal tufts of sword-shaped leaves to 60cm in length, heavily striped with creamy-white
'Southern Splendour' ultimately forms a small, palm-like tree, but initially the long, narrow, evergreen leaves form a dense clump at or near ground level. The foliage is olive green with broad pink margins and fine pink stripes. Mature plants may produce very large sprays of small, scented, pinky-white flowers in summer
'Torbay Red' is a small evergreen tree with a stem bearing a dense tuft of leathery, deep bronze-red, sword-shaped leaves to 75cm long and, when mature, large panicles of tiny, fragrant cream flowers
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2015
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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