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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.
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Other common names
Chinese fragrant sweet box 'Dragon Gate'
Sarcococca 'Roy Lancaster' Sarcococca ruscifolia 'Dragon Gate'
Sarcococca 'Dragon Gate'
Sarcococca are compact, sometimes suckering evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers in winter or spring, followed by red, purple or black berries which may persist into the following winter
'Dragon Gate' is a compact shrub bearing small, scented, cream flowers in winter followed by red berries in summer. Evergreen leaves are small, glossy and dark green
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing or South-facing or North-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows best in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in shade. Full sun may be tolerated when planted in damp soil. Also tolerant of atmospheric pollution, dry shade and neglect
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or propagate by seed sown in containers outdoors in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Ground Cover Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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