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

…cuspidata Sassafras tzumu has very distinct leaves and was well known to James in France. Sassafras tzumu Sassafras tzumu Clethra pringleyi is another (the second) new species which we have…

29th August

…Eucryphia lucida Eucryphia lucida Schinus polygamus must be the dullest plant ever. Here it is 10-12ft high with no notable features! Schinus polygamus A sucker from Sassafras albidum beside the…

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…