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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
'Maigrün' is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub to about 1.5m with very small, shiny, mid-green leaves, contrasting with new, paler green leaves in spring. Inconspicuous cream flowers are produced in spring, followed by small, sparse, deep purple berries
'Lemon Beauty' is a dense, evergreen shrub growing to 1m tall. Small, ovate, glossy green leaves with a yellow margin are held on arching branches. Tiny cream flowers in spring are followed in autumn by sparse pale purple berries
Listed in the RHS Plant Finder
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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Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2007
Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2012
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