22nd November

…Ice’). Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’). Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus ‘Ichiyo’ (‘Pink Champagne’) Prunus…

13th April

‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) Prunus ‘Matsumae-fuki’ (syn ‘Chocolate Ice’) 2016 – CHW A most hectic day with two full tours, one with lunch and one with tea…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ – extremely fine peeling bark Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Betula utilis var prattii ‘Wakehurst Chocolate’ Prunus…

25th April

…utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ (Wakehurst Chocolate is easier) is another good new birch variety. The bark will become better but it isn’t bad now. Betula utilis ‘Wakehurst Place Chocolate’ Betula…

1st March

…but the leaves really are a delicate brown. Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corydalis ‘Chocolate Stars’ Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Chollipo’ – poor pictures in the sun between hailstorms but a good indication of…

19th April

…of the other evergreen azaleas. Azalea ‘Greenway’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ (let us forget the Japanese name here) living up to its name perfectly. Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’ Prunus…

30th June

…dark blackish leaves. Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Astilbe ‘Chocolate Fascination’ Paeonia tenuifolia is setting ripe seed quickly after flowering in May. Paeonies do this rapidly. Paeonia tenuifolia Rosa pomifera has hips…

11th August

…Crinum powellii full out by the playhouse. Crinum powellii Tertiary small flowers on the adjacent Wisteria. Wisteria Wisteria Hydrangea aspera ‘Hot Chocolate’ (one dead, one will be dead shortly and…

16th October

…Caress’ Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’ with nice yellow colouring starting to show. Toona sinensis ‘Flamingo’ Albizia ‘Summer Chocolate’ Albizia ‘Summer Chocolate’ Celastrus orbiculatus with a good show in the sales point….

17th August

…years. Hedychium yunnanense Hydrangea aspera ‘Hot Chocolate’ – only 1 of 3 has survived the two droughts and is now making headway. Hydrangea aspera ‘Hot Chocolate’ Quercus nuttallii is getting…