A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…delavayi Sassafras randiensis is the third (Taiwanese) species of sassafras. This one new to me. Exceptional bark formations and larger leaves than either of the other two species. Sassafras randiensis…

8th April

…with half sized leaf. Tilia endochrysea Tilia endochrysea Sassafras albidum – this extraordinary spreading/suckering clump in full flower. Why does ours not produce suckers like this? Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum…

26th September

…well be Castanopsis cuspidata has seed forming but not yet mature. Castanopsis cuspidata Sassafras tzumu has very distinct leaves and was well known to James in France. Sassafras tzumu Sassafras

29th August

…from Sassafras albidum beside the path. The main trunk grows through a dense camellia clump so this is the first sucker I have seen here on this multi-stemmed tree. Sassafras

5th June

…hidden completely behind the original Sassafras albidum above the Auklandii Garden. However, as usual, there are distractions along the way: Magnolia grandiflora ‘Symmes Select’ Magnolia grandiflora ‘Symmes Select’ had a…