A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…us which looks like a viburnum. Introduced by Crûg Farm. Callicarpa formosana Callicarpa formosana Callicarpa formosana Callicarpa formosana Hydrangea angustipetala with gorgeous bark. Fifteen feet in height and grown as…

22nd July

…hue. Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’ Callicarpa psilocalyx is clearly the most tender of the three species growing in Tin…

21st July

…dichotoma Callicarpa dichotoma Callicarpa dichotoma This may be the rather larger growing Callicarpa cathayana which I cannot, as yet, locate in the reference books. White flowers in profusion. Callicarpa cathayana…

28th October

…lotus – another yellow of some merit. Diospyros lotus Callicarpa kwangtungensis – mauve/violet fruits as well as dappled colours on the fading leaves. Callicarpa kwangtungensis Callicarpa kwangtungensis Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’…

6th October

…hookeri or Ilex dipyrena Ilex hookeri or Ilex dipyrena The tender Callicarpa psilocalyx is about to flower. I do not think I have seen this before. Callicarpa psilocalyx Callicarpa dichotoma…

23rd October

Callicarpa shirasawana Callicarpa shirasawana Next year’s magnolias for planting out starting to drop their leaves. magnolias for planting 2017 – CHW Rhododendron ‘Michaels Pride’ with a few secondary autumn flowers…

14th November

…In the Isla Rose Plantation we have three new species of shrubby Callicarpa all with their first berries or fruits but, so far, this is the best. Callicarpa shirasawana Callicarpa

3rd November

…‘Winter Orange’ Callicarpa shirasawanum with less berries than last year but still outstanding. Callicarpa shirasawanum Callicarpa shirasawanum No colour showing yet on Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’. Camellia ‘Cornish Snow’ The unnamed…

1st August

…coloured berries last winter and they were far better than these flowers which are, admittedly, nearly over now. Callicarpa shirasawana Callicarpa shirasawana Also new to us and in flower today…

19th October

…glabra 2019 – CHW Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ just out above the greenhouse by Orchid House Nursery. Camellia sasanqua ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ Callicarpa dichotoma coming into flower in the Isla Rose…