8th January

…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 ‘Coppertone’ Eriobotrya ‘Coppertone’ Mahonia…

4th January

…thrive. Massive rabbit damage year on year to the stems and trunks but still they prosper. Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica Eriobotrya japonica A rather stunted and poor Schefflera…

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…

15th April

…their eggs The first time I have ever seen flowers on Eriobotrya deflexa from Taiwan. They appear before or with the reddish new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Magnolia ‘Royal…

11th October

…still has its wonderful reddish-bronze new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa And Liriodendron chilense is just starting to turn. Liriodendron chilense Liriodendron chilense 2016 – CHW The first flowering seen…

10th April

…its first set of reddish-brown new growth. Eriobotrya deflexa Eriobotrya deflexa Rhododendron flavidum full out. Another one we saw in the autumn with the odd flower. Rhododendron flavidum Rhododendron flavidum…

9th January

…which may or may not hold through the winter. unnamed Eriobotrya unnamed Eriobotrya Turpinia formosana – a gift from the Taiwan Forestry Institute. It would seem Asia has already taken…

18th March

…at Tregothnan. Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Magnolia ‘Apollo’ Wonderful new growth on Eriobotrya deflexa. Eriobotrya deflexa ‘Flowers’ which are merely separate clusters of anthers and stamens on Cercidophyllum japonicum. Cercidophyllum japonicum 2018…

1st May

…is perfect. Only about half out. Jasmine Acers aplenty and look at the leaf colours. Acers Acers The reddish new growth on this huge, rare Eriobotrya deflexa should be perfect…

24th October

…for the second time leaving the cyclamen to be lightly strimmed over rather than mown. banks 2018 – CHW Eriobotrya japonica flowering away in a garden in the village. Far…