RHS AGM Hedging Plants at Hedge Xpress

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Yew Hedge

 

RHS AGM Hedging Plants include 12 varieties sold by Hedge Xpress. The AGM is proof of reliability, easy maintenance and “outstanding excellence’…

RHS AGM Hedging Plants – How they qualify

To qualify for an AGM all plants (including these hedging varieties) have to meet six exacting criteria. They must:
▫ be available horticulturally
▫ be of outstanding excellence for garden decoration or use
▫ be of good constitution
▫ not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
▫ not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease
▫ not be subject to an unreasonable degree of reversion

RHS AGM Hedging Plants at Hedge Xpress

This is the complete list of the RHS AGM Hedging Plants at Hedge Xpress. They include long-standing icons of the English garden as well as more recent cultivars and hybrids:
Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
Dwarf Box (Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’)
Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegata’
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’
Photinia Red Robin (Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’)
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Abbotsbury Gold’
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Garnettii’
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Variegata’
Sarcococca confusa
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata Atrovirens)
Yew (Taxus baccata) (Picture above)

What about plants that don’t have an AGM?

There is always a danger that singling out plants that have the AGM casts doubt on those that don’t. But this far from true…
For example, plants that are harder to find may meet all the other AGM criteria but will fail to gain an AGM simply because of their rarity. Similarly, no plant that requires even a little extra attention will achieve an AGM. Then there is the matter of pests. There are precious few varieties of Hosta that slugs DON’T regard as a slap-up feast but that doesn’t stop gardeners planting them in their thousands. Nonetheless only those varieties that have a degree of resilience will make it as an AGM – generally these are the blue and more heavilly variegated varieties.
I’m unaware of any great garden planted exclusively with AGM plants. Certainly, though, if you want an easily maintained garden, the AGMs are a good place to start. And whether a plant has an AGM or not, we will grow if it is proven.