11th July

…not seen before. The leaves are not those of any other arborescens variety and contrast nicely with the frilly greenish flowers. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea arborescens ‘Emerald Lace’ Hydrangea…

10th June

…‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Sorbus gongashanica in flower for the first time. Not exactly a species to write home about…

5th June

…any styrax species. Styrax japonica ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonica ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonica ‘Emerald Pagoda’ 2016 – CHW Off to the rare plant fair at Tregrehan with Justin (7.30am start)…

19th November

…or seeds. Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax hookeri below Slip Rail still in full leaf with ripe seeds now much larger than…

9th November

…equally large seeds on this superb plant. No other styrax anywhere near. Styrax ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax ‘Emerald Pagoda’ A young Rhododendron keysii with plenty of flower. Not unusual! Rhododendron keysii…

1st July

…and possibly of any styrax species. Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Magnolia obovata ‘Pink Flush’ is quite like Magnolia officinalis biloba but flowering three months later. Really…

20th November

…leaf. Styrax japonicas ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicas ‘Emerald Pagoda’ 2015 – CHW I had seen Rhododendron nobleanum out from the shooting trailer for a day or two but not had…

5th November

…seen elsewhere have had red berries. Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’ Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Pink Champagne’ A picture to add to the styrax collection of Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ growing below The…

23rd June

…Louis Freres’ Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Simon Louis Freres’ Like many of these euonymus they can be climbers as well as free standing shrubs. Here Euonymus ‘Emerald and Gold’. Euonymus ‘Emerald and…

6th June

…Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ absolutely plastered in flower as never before. Easily the best named clone of japonicus. Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax hookeri is much…