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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.
P. viridiglaucescens is a robust, very vigorous bamboo with green canes, maturing to yellow-green, with plentiful bright green leaves, glaucous beneath to 15cm long. Forms a thicket in ideal condtions
'Nymphenburg' forms a compact clump of arching, purple-flushed, slender green stems bearing narrow leaves to 10cm long
S. kurilensis 'Shima-shimofuri' is a spreading bamboo with slender canes up to 2m in height, bearing leaves to 30cm in length, variably striped with creamy-white
S. palmata is a vigorous small bamboo forming a thicket of erect stems to 2.5m high bearing dark green leaves to 40cm in length, the tips and margins turning pale brown in winter, giving a variegated effect
S. kumasaca is a dwarf, compact bamboo, forming dense, leafy clumps with pale green canes to 1.5m in height, maturing to dull brown. with dark green leaves to 10cm in length
C. marmorea is a low-growing bamboo to 2m high, producing lime-green young shoots marbled brown and white. Arching purple-flushed canes in full sun bear short tufted branches with slender grass-green leaves 10cm in length
P. flexuosa has slightly glossy green wavy canes to 3m tall, which mature to yellow-brown then almost black, with narrow glossy, dark green leaves to 15cm in length which retain their colour through winter
'Castillonii' is a highly ornamental, robust bamboo with thick golden-yellow canes to 4.5m high, striped green in the grooves, and glossy, dark-green lance-shaped leaves to 15cm in length
D. lutescens is an evergreen palm forming a cluster of erect stems to 8m in height, bearing arching pinnate leaves to 2m in length, with linear leaflets, and panicles of small yellow flowers in summer
'Fire Power' is a compact, upright evergreen shrub with compound leaves which are yellowish-green in summer, becoming orange and red in autumn and winter. Flowers small, white, in conical panicles in summer
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