8th January

…with red new growth and not the x raphiobotrya cross at all? Eriobotrya deflexa in fact? Need to keep an eye on these plants – the jury is out! Eriobotrya

4th January

…but still they prosper. Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica A rather stunted and poor Schefflera rhododendrifolia which is struggling. Not sure what has eaten the leaves. Looks…

5th November

…japonica has fruited at Burncoose in the lower walled garden but the tiny oranges were never quite edible. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa I had forgotten that we actually had Lindera…

11th February

…from Margaret Miles of an unknown species of Eriobotrya collected originally in North Vietnam. Fully evergreen but not very like any of the other two species of Eriobotrya which we…

15th April

…deflexa from Taiwan. They appear before or with the reddish new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Magnolia ‘Royal Splendour’ is a new one to us but clearly in the ‘Peachy’/’Daybreak’…

11th October

…Acer henryi Acer henryi Meanwhile Tetracentron sinense, with its odd leave structure, is not. Tetracentron sinense Tetracentron sinense Eriobotrya deflexa still has its wonderful reddish-bronze new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya

10th April

…the sun. Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Rhododendron ‘Elizabeth’ Eriobotrya deflexa with its first set of reddish-brown new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Rhododendron flavidum full out. Another one we saw in the…

9th January

…from Margaret Miles. Very red leaves which may or may not hold through the winter. unnamed Eriobotrya unnamed Eriobotrya Turpinia formosana – a gift from the Taiwan Forestry Institute. It…

17th December

…of our Eriobotrya deflexa in a spring article in The Garden. Eriobotrya deflexa Surprisingly attractive peeling bark on Maackia chinensis. Maackia chinensis Hidden away behind Georges Hut I find another…

13th June

…wilsonii Styrax wilsonii Styrax wilsonii I got a strange email from overseas after Chelsea asking if we had a plant which was a cross between an eriobotrya and rhaphiolepis. I…