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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.
'Bud's Yellow' is a vigorous, deciduous, suckering shrub, up to 2.5m high, with yellow-green stems that are especially bright in winter, and green oval leaves up to 11cm long. Small yellowish-white flowers are borne in clusters, up to 7cm across, in early summer and are followed by round white berries in late summer
'Hedgerows Gold' has variegated foliage; young leaves have a yellow margin which becomes creamy-white with age, surrounding a green centre
Kelsey's Gold is a dwarf, suckering shrub to about 30cm tall, with yellow foliage, bronze tinted in winter. Winter stems are yellow-green, with red tips. Clusters of small, yellowish flowers in late spring and early summer may be followed by white berries
'Cardinal' is a suckering, medium-sized, deciduous shrub, forming thickets of yellow-orange stems with red tips, brightest in winter. Simple, oval leaves give some autumn colour; small, off-white flowers in late spring or early summer are followed by white berries
'Alleman's Compact' is a deciduous shrub with narrow, upright, dark red stems to about 2m. The mid-green leaves can develop red and yellow shades in autumn. Clusters of small, cream flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by white fruits
'Flaviramea' is a suckering medium-sized deciduous shrub, forming thickets of greenish-yellow stems brightest in winter. Leaves ovate, turning red or orange in autumn; flowers small, off-white, in small clusters, followed by white berries
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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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