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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.
E. hamiltonianus subsp. sieboldianus is a tree-like, deciduous shrub to 6m tall and broad. The leaves are narrowly oval, up to 12cm long with scalloped edges and sometimes narrowing to a long, sharp point. They turn pink, orange and red in autumn. Small, pale green flowers are followed by four-lobed, pink fruit that split to reveal orange and red seeds
E. nanus var. turkestanicus is a deciduous shrub to about 1m tall and wide, with small, narrow, dark green, rosemary-like leaves that turn red or red-bronze in autumn. Insignificant brownish flowers are followed by showy, pink, lobed fruit which split to reveal orange seeds
E. corntus var. quinquecornutus is a deciduous, spreading shrub, to 2m tall and 3m wide, with narrow, lance-shaped, dark-green leaves. Small purplish-green flowers, borne in summer, are followed by pinkish-purple fruits characterised by five slender horn-like extensions with the appearance of a jester's cap. The fruit open to reveal bright orange seeds
E. alatus is a large, spreading, deciduous shrub, the branchlets often developing conspicuous corky wings. Leaves oval, turning rosy-crimson in autumn. Flowers small, greenish, followed by purplish-red fruits splitting to reveal orange seeds
'Microphyllus Albovariegatus' is a small evergreen shrub of bushy upright habit, with tiny dark green leaves margined with creamy-white
'Bravo' is a bushy, medium-sized, evergreen shrub with oval leaves; green in the centre with an irregular creamy-margin and grey-green patches where the two overlap. The flowers are small and greenish in colour; fruits are pink, but seldom produced
'Microphyllus Aureovariegatus' is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub, to about 1m tall and wide, with small, dark green leaves edged with yellow
'Canadale Gold' is a small evergreen shrub, to 1m tall. Variegated foliage is golden yellow, splashed green in the centre of the leaves. Insignificant, small pale green flowers appear in summer
'Emerald Surprise' is a bushy evergreen shrub with broad, bright green leaves with broad bright yellow margins, sometimes tinged pink in winter
E. myrianthus is a large, evergreen shrub with narrowly oval, leathery, dull green leaves up to 10cm long. Sprays of small, yellow-green flowers are followed by yellow-orange fruits that split to reveal orange-red seeds
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