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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.
C. florida f. rubra forms a broadly conical tree with ovate, slightly twisted, leaves that show good autumn colour. Discrete green flowers, surrounded by four showy bracts in a reddish-pink and white, appear in early summer followed by red fruits
'White Dusted' is a large, slow-growing shrub, with mid-green, ovate leaves splashed and flecked with cream and white, turning red and pink in autumn. Flower-heads in early summer consist of a tight cluster of small, greenish flowers, surrounded by four pointed, creamy-white bracts. Fruit deep pink, strawberry like
'Cherokee Chief' is a large deciduous shrub to 6m, with ovate leaves and red and purple autumn colour. Flower-heads to 10cm in width, with four notched, deep rose-red bracts in late spring
C. florida is a small tree or large shrub with large, broadly oval, mid-green leaves that turn red and purple in autumn. In late spring, clusters of small, green flowers are surrounded by conspicuous white or pink bracts, followed by rounded, orange-red fruit
'Sunset' is a deciduous, rounded large shrub or small tree with oval, variegated green leaves that open with a pink margin before aging to form a broad and irregular yellow margin in summer and turning shades of pink, red and purple in autumn. Small, green flowers surrounded by whitish-pink bracts are borne in late spring
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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