3rd October

…When will this USA tree be big enough to flower? Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) 2004 – FJW First really wet day for a long time….

4th October

…gardens and it hardly looks like a holly. Ilex yunnanensis Cladastris kentuckea turning yellow quickly as it always does. Compare now to a week and a fortnight ago. Cladastris kentuckea

31st August

…lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Another, rather dull, form of Hydrangea sargentiana from Crug flowering for the first time at Donkey Shoe. A poor replacement for the old clump which…

7th September

…ripe. Cornus ‘Gloria Birkett’ Heptacodium miconioides is now 10-12ft tall with a spread of 15ft. Heptacodium miconioides Heptacodium miconioides Cladrastis kentukea turning yellow already. Cladrastis kentukea Cladrastis kentukea Sorbus gongashanica…

18th September

…Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Aralia vietnamensis Cladastris kentuckea is showing its first yellow autumn colour. Always early and always one of the best displays. Cladastris kentuckea

19th September

…but excellent in the autumn. Cladastris kentuckea Cladastris kentuckea Staphylea pinnata has also turned bronze all over already and very few ‘bladders’ this year due to the hot summer. It…

April 2018 Irish trip (Day 3)

…bidwillii Nothofagus cunninghamii with peculiar new growth. Nothofagus cunninghamii Nothofagus cunninghamii Hakea saligna (protea family) with flower and seeds. Hakea saligna Acacia mucronatus in flower. Acacia mucronatus Acacia mucronatus Alchemilla…

11th October

…Cladastris kentuckea is now a picture! Cladastris kentuckea We have spent some time recently looking at odd (dull) and unidentified small shrubs (Schinus and Forestiera). Here is another which I…

13th October

…Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ Rhododendron ‘Norfolk Candy’ The Cladastris kentuckea has already shed almost all its leaves. We saw it starting to colour only three weeks ago but have missed it…

14th October

…last January. Good value! Eucryphia lucida ‘Pink Cloud’ Cladastris kentuckea is at its best in the late afternoon sun. Amazing but early autumn colour. Cladastris kentuckea 2015 – CHWAzalea ‘Babeuff’…