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

…this? Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Sassafras albidum Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ on a rockery bed. Podocarpus nivalis ‘Ruapehu’ The rare Ceanothus cuneatus var ramulosus which we should stock. Ceanothus cuneatus var…

6th November

…just time to catch a little more autumn colour at Burncoose.Sassafras albidum a lovely red in the till area even if a slug has had a bite or two. Sassafras

26th September

…France. Sassafras tzumu Sassafras tzumu Clethra pringleyi is another (the second) new species which we have missed in flower. Clearly tender, this plant has taken a while to get going….

9th May

…of overhanging trees and to pollard an elderly rhododendron. bonfire A tail end Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ (more ‘Scarlet’?) is a picture today. Rhododendron ‘Cornish Red’ Although Sassafras albidum suckers prolifically…

20th May

…growth on Sassafras tzumu is odd. A new leaf or two stands upright (initially) from each twig. Sassafras tzumu Magnolia ‘Genie’ still full of flower. Magnolia ‘Genie’ Rhododendron calendulaceum –…

29th August

…notable features! Schinus polygamus A sucker from Sassafras albidum beside the path. The main trunk grows through a dense camellia clump so this is the first sucker I have seen…

24th July

…10 yards away (at least) from a small Sassafras albidum planted in 1991. Sassafras albidum Eucryphia milliganii still the best thing in the garden today. Eucryphia milliganii Secondary growth on…

5th June

…or Magnolia sieboldii sinensis. Having thought about it the latter is hidden completely behind the original Sassafras albidum above the Auklandii Garden. However, as usual, there are distractions along the…