19th April

…the roedeer like nibbling them. Melicytus crassifolius Melicytus crassifolius Melicytus crassifolius Melicytus crassifolius Just look how prominent these Matsumae cherries are already in the four year old Isla Rose Plantation….

24th March

…dull plant puzzles. Nick left the following plants with us: Coprosma ‘Autumn Orange’ Coprosma grandiflora Melicytus crassifolius Melicytus obovata Myrsine aquilonia Pittosporum michei Metrosideros ‘Mistral’ Aristolochia delavayi Schinus latifolius Schinus…

11th October

…the identification. Melicytus crassifolium Melicytus crassifolium Melicytus crassifolium I discover another holly growing well above Crinodendron Hedge and just in flower. Some leaves are markedly spiny while others are much…

25th March

…this colour (rather than yellow). The leaf looks however about right even if chubbier and larger than on our other plant of, supposedly, the same species. Melicytus crassifolius Melicytus crassifolius…

The Cornwall Garden Society spring show

…this). Melicytus alpinus Melicytus alpinus Cleyera japonica ‘Tricolor’ – a plant for Asia to propagate as a good coloured evergreen on the bank above the two Magnolia veitchiis. Cleyera japonica…

20th April

…Mallotus japonicus Melicytus obovatus to show the size of the large shrub. You cannot see that there are tens of thousands of tiny flowers literally covering this plant. Melicytus obovatus…

31st March

…or may not be Melicytus crassifolius definitely does not have the ‘usual’ tiny yellow flowers as you can see here. Melicytus crassifolius The Donkey Shoe Michelia doltsopa at its absolute…

11th November

…aspera Melicytus crassifolius recently planted along from Higher Quarry Nursery bed. Dull and rare! Melicytus crassifolius Huge seedpods on the Rhododendron maddenii with the largest flowers – not yet ripe…

5th July

…flower today. Echium fastuosum Echium fastuosum I could find no label for this small evergreen tree. I was told it was a Melicytus which it clearly is not! evergreen tree…

12th October

…that Melicytus crassifolius is likely to be correctly named despite the shape of its leaves. Although we have never seen yellow flowers or white berries the growth habit of the…