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

…ours not produce suckers like 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…

6th November

…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 albidum Sassafras albidum Chimonanthus praecox…

26th September

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 missed…

9th May

…couple 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…

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

…today is to locate any old original Magnolia wilsonii or Magnolia sieboldii sinensis. Having thought about it the latter is hidden completely behind the original Sassafras albidum above the Auklandii…