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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.
A. palmatum (D) is a small, slow-growing deciduous shrub forming a broad, dome of lacy, dissected foliage. Leaves divided to base into 7-11 slender, deeply incised lobes, turning deep yellow or orange in autumn. Flowers small, purple
'Nigrum' is a deciduous shrub or small tree with 5- to 7-lobed leaves, deep purple in spring and summer, becoming crimson in autumn
'Shojo-shidare' is a low-growing spreading shrub, to around 2.5m high and wide, with pendulous branches bearing deeply-cut leaves. The leaves emerge deep purple with dark green colouring down the centre of each lobe giving them a two-tone effect. In autumn, the foliage turns a brilliant scarlet-red. Red flowers borne in spring may be followed by winged fruits in autumn
'Butterfly' is a rather upright shrub or small tree with 5- to 7-lobed leaves irregularly margined with creamy-white and often tinged pink. Occasionally has small red flowers in spring
'Shinonome' is a small tree up to 4m high with an open, arching habit, medium-sized, deeply divided, seven-lobed leaves, toothed on the outer two-thirds, the young leaves emerging bright orange-red in spring, ageing to deeper red and then green with a deep red overtone and green veins in late summer, and turning orange-red again in autumn, and tiny, purple-red flowers in small, pendent corymbs in spring followed by red-winged fruit in late summer
'Yasemin' is a vigorous, upright-growing tree, up to 10m high, with large, deeply divided, shiny, seven-lobed or nine-lobed leaves, coarsely toothed on the outer half, the young leaves emerging dark red in spring, slowly ageing to bronze-green above and grey-green by late summer, and turning orange-red in autumn, and tiny, purple-red flowers in small, pendent corymbs in spring followed by red-winged fruit in late summer
'Fireglow' is a large, bushy, deciduous shrub ultimately reaching 4m in height. The leaves have 5-7 slender, pointed lobes, opening pinky-red in spring, developing to dark green heavily-flushed with dark red in summer, and turning purple-red in autumn. Small purple flowers are followed by red fruits
'Golden Pond' is a small tree up to 3m high and 4.5m wide, with finely toothed, medium-sized, seven-lobed leaves, which are mid-green, tinged with bronze in spring, and turn deep golden yellow in autumn, and tiny, purple-red flowers in small, pendent corymbs in spring followed by red-winged fruit in late summer
'Uki-gumo' is a deciduous, bushy, small to medium-sized shrub, eventually reaching a height of around 3m. The five-lobed, slightly-twisted leaves emerge predominantly white in the spring, with pink tips and shading, before maturing to green heavily-mottled and edged with white and pink
'Marlo' is a bushy, upright, deciduous shrub with five- to seven-lobed palmate leaves. These are deep green, greyish towards the centre, with a broad, irregular, cream to pink margin turning deep pink in spring and autumn
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