A trip to Tregrehan to study Hydrangeas

…Hydrangea indochinensis Hydrangea indochinensis Hydrangea indochinensis Hydrangea chinensis aff. Hydrangea chinensis aff Hydrangea chinensis aff Hydrangea chinensis aff Rhododendron nuttallii from Vietnam – the best plants I have ever seen….

31st March

…long with 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…

25th May

…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 (three plants) and looks…

30th April

…holocarpa (white) but I do not think so! Staphylea holocarpa Maakia chinensis with its attractive silvery new growth. Maakia chinensis Maakia chinensis A carpet of sycamore flowers on the Main…

9th October

…with smaller red fruits which are also falling. Cornus kousa var. chinensis Cornus kousa var. chinensis Cornus kousa var. chinensis This was planted as Sorbus sargentiana in 1991 but seems…

27th May

…Aesculus chinensis which may have the tallest racemes of flowers of any aesculus species. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus x carnea which is not as dark pink as Aesculus x…

30th May

…Araucaria angustifolia Araucaria angustifolia Outstanding in the nursery today were: Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Iris ‘Jane Phillips’ Rehmannia elata Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’…

4th June

…in full flower in Kennel Close. One of the later flowering species. A small slow growing tree rare in cultivation. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Crataegus schraderiana…

28th October

…insignis Quercus insignis Quercus insignis Acer capillipes past its best. Acer capillipes Aralia chinensis in flower which I do not recollect seeing before. Aralia chinensis Aralia chinensis Aralia chinensis 2019…

13th June

…with red spots in full sun. Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Beautiful foliage on Fagus sylvatica ‘Aurea Pendula’. Fagus sylvatica…