21st April

…praecox ‘Matsusaku’ Huodendron baristratum has a wonderful trailing habit and exceptional bark. We have so far failed to establish this at Caerhays after several attempts. Huodendron baristratum Huodendron baristratum Huodendron

20th September

…well. Acer albopurpurascens Acer albopurpurascens Acer albopurpurascens Huodendron tibeticum is clearly dead. This is the third or fourth huodendron I have now failed with. A beautifully barked genus with very…

4th March

…‘Maya’ is ready to plant out shortly. The most impressive thing about this fairly recent introduction is its reddish new growth which is not yet visible. Quercus rysophylla ‘Maya’ Huodendron

1st June

…estate farm (as are several others). Rhododendron ‘Penvose’ Rhododendron ‘Penvose’ Attractive new growth on Huodendron biaristratum. The Burncoose plant is developing far better than any here. Huodendron biaristratum A well…

22nd June

…Tiny upright flowers in large flower clusters. Viburnum hoangliense Viburnum hoangliense Viburnum hoangliense Flowers now full out on Huodendron tibeticum and new growth emerging. Huodendron tibeticum First flowers out on…

23rd June

…Azalea ‘Blue Moon’ is a good thing. Azalea ‘Blue Moon’ All the camellia liners now potted on and looking good. camellia liners Huodendron biaristratum in full flower. Huodendron biaristratum Actinidia…

10th June

…Kalleberg’ Huodendron biaristatum with its reddish new growth is doing well unlike the three which I have lost at Caerhays. Huodendron biaristatum The Wollemi pine has male and female cones…