9th May

…relatively unknown species with a compact habit. RHODODENDRON crassum RHODODENDRON crassum Rhododendron crassum is pink in bud and the smell was just coming. Too far out already for Chelsea though….

20th June

…of flowers to follow. A smaller flower than other species but alive with flies and bees. Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata Stewartia pteropetiolata An old Rhododendron crassum reshooting well after having…

14th June

…A tail end flower on Rhododendron crassum. Rhododendron crassum A huge inflorescence on Lithocarpus hancei. Far greater than I have ever seen before so perhaps even some acorns eventually? Lithocarpus…

9th October

…on Rhododendron crassum. Rhododendron crassum Unripe seed clusters on Enkianthus campanulatus. Enkianthus campanulatus Unripe seeds on Styrax formosanus. Sadly these photographs were out of focus too! Very ripe and shedding…

18th February

…Beech above Veitchii + 3 poplars (Retic seedlings) 6. Crassum and Bo Peep nearly blown out of ground. 7. Slip Rail Insignis + Oak (this happened in March) knocked down…

16th June

…Hunt (Kew) here – Styrax fargesii in full flower for FIRST time. 1920 – JCW The Maddeni Crassum lot are very good now . Styrax hemsleyana also and R ungersii….

28th August

…loads of humus around the wood. The whole of the Rockery, Auklandii Garden – 1550, Tetropeplum hybrid, Salutation, Donation, Iteophyllum, Saffron Queen, Diaprepes, Humming Bird, Crassum – 2 Camellias by…

23rd May

…looks like Rhododendron crassum is the parentage. FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids FJW rhodo hybrids 2017 – CHW I discover…

13th May

…lost too here are two colours. An absolute must to propagate. Perhaps they too have crassum in them rather than cinnabarinum? Need to check planting records. Superb nonetheless. Seems to…

29th May

…bit of a show. Few plants other than camellias and the odd rhododendron (Rhododendron keysii or Rhododendron lutescens perhaps) could begin to match this. 1981 – FJW New Crassum x…