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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.
L. ligustrina var. yunnanensis is a dense, evergreen shrub, growing to 3.5m tall and 3m wide, with small, ovate, glossy dark-green leaves on arching branches. Tiny cream flowers in spring are followed, in autumn, by sparse, glossy, blue-purple berries
'Red Gables' is a vigorous, deciduous, twining climber, to 7m tall, with oval, dark-green, bronze-flushed leaves, grey-green beneath. Clusters of fragrant, deep reddish-purple flowers, with cream interiors, are borne from summer into autumn and followed by red berries
'Daphnis' is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub, to 3m high, with bristly stems and pale-pink and white flowers. The scented, tubular flowers, 1.5cm wide and 2.5cm long, are tinged with pink at their base fading to white at their tips and appear in winter to early spring on bare stems before the leaves. Red berries are sometimes produced in summer
L. elisae is a twiggy, upright, medium-sized shrub to about 2.5m. The hanging, trumpet-shaped flowers are cream, flushed with pink, and appear from mid-winter to early spring, followed by red berries. The emerging spring foliage is dark purple, turning green in summer
'Michael Rosse' is a deciduous to semi-evergreen, woody-stemmed, twining climber to 4m tall with oval, greyish-green, downy leaves. Tubular, slightly-fragrant flowers open a pale yellow colour but darken with age and are followed in autumn by shiny red berries
Harlequin is a deciduous climber with blue-green oval leaves boldly margined with cream, and terminal clusters of 2-lipped, fragrant cream and pink flowers in early summer
L. similis var. delavayi is a semi-evergreen shrub of scandent habit, with ovate leaves white-hairy beneath, and fragrant tubular-funnel-shaped white flowers 5-6cm in length, ageing to yellow, in early autumn, followed by black berries
'Graham Thomas' is a large twining deciduous climber with oval, dark green leaves whitish beneath and terminal clusters of fragrant white flowers which soon turn to buff-yellow. Berries red. Long flowering season
'Superba' is a strong-growing deciduous climber with grey-green foliage, and clusters of fragrant, tubular cream flowers that age to deep yellow
'Baggesen's Gold' is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub to around 1,5m tall and wide. Long, arching shoots are covered with small, ovate, golden-yellow leaves that turn yellow-green in autumn. Tiny, cream spring flowers may be followed by purple berries
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