RHS plant finder online reaches 5000 entries

The 5,000th plant has been added to the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) free and unique online service, RHS Plant Selector.

The plant, Adam’s laburnum (+ Laburnocytisus ‘Adamii’), is a deciduous tree and a graft-hybrid between laburnum and purple broom.

It bears flowers of each separately and also some intermediate ones.

The online service is an ideal source of information for anyone wanting to identify a plant growing in a British garden.

It can be used to identify many garden plants and growing conditions, making it ideal for people wanting to create a wildlife garden.

“We have had huge interest in this service since it was relaunched for public use at the turn of last year,” says Janet Cubey, RHS Chief of Horticultural Infomatics.

“Now that we have more than 5,000 plants, gardeners have an even better choice and may choose to try plants that they hadn’t considered before.”

The site sets out key selection criteria that most gardeners require, such as height, soil type, flower colour and plant type.

On submitting their particular requirements gardeners are provided almost instantly with a list of plant suggestions, which they can refine by introducing further criteria.

Users can also perform searches by plant name, before being guided on a plant-by-plant basis to relevant gardening advice topics from experts, as well as supplier information from the RHS Plant Finder.

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