31st March

…30 or so bell shaped flowers on each raceme. Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis ‘Joy Forever’. This flowers before its leaves emerge (as here) but…

25th May

…I cannot find this species at all in The Plantsman article on enkianthus dated June 2011. Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis is now full out…

9th October

…‘Wendle Weeping’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis laden with smaller red fruits which are also falling. Cornus kousa var. chinensis Cornus kousa var. chinensis Cornus kousa var. chinensis This was planted…

8th May

…the bottom of the bells as they should. Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis Enkianthus chinensis A newly planted Diplapanax stachyanthus in full new growth below Donkey Shoe. Very odd and I…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…yunnanensis Quercus affinis from Mexico with acorns forming. Quercus affinis Quercus affinis Calycanthus chinensis (formerly Sinocalycanthus chinensis) with its last pink tinged flowers and huge leaves. The buds are rather…

24th March

…‘Sixteen Candles’ Leucadendron salignum x discolor ‘Sixteen Candles’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ with more flowers than I have ever seen on a small tree. Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis…

12th October

…kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’. The fruiting is irregular and confined to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var…

10th June

…president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in…

25th March

…its evergreen foliage burnt off in the cold but still with plenty of flowering tassels. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus chinensis looking quite splendid (deciduous). Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus…

21st September

…already a beautiful autumnal yellow. Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ Acer palmatum ‘Sango kaku’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ already plastered with ripe ‘strawberry’ fruits. We must have got on…