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

…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 Cladastris kentuckea Cotoneaster ‘Exburyensis’ with…

31st August

…which has an unspectacular flowering in the autumn. Rhododendron flavidum Rhododendron flavidum Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) starting its amazing display of pure yellow autumn colour. Cladastris lutea (kentuckea) Cladastris lutea (kentuckea)…

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

…early and always one of the best displays. Cladastris kentuckea Cladastris kentuckea 2016 – CHW The new clump of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Vanille Fraise’ by the fernery and in the shade…

19th September

…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 is in full…

26th September

…aspera (a gift from Lord Howick in 2018) about to make a good late show. Hydrangea aspera Hydrangea aspera Early autumn colour as usual on Cladastris kentukea. Cladastris kentukea A…

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

…fresh) on a young beech tree. Squirrel damage Stewartia monodelpha displaying wonderful autumn colour in Kennel Close. Stewartia monodelpha Stewartia monodelpha Cladastris kentuckea is now a picture! Cladastris kentuckea We…

13th October

…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 at its…