18th October

…small crab apple like fruits. Sorbus zahlbruckneri Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii (what a mouthful!) acquired from Pan-Global Plants. Ilex fargesii (wild collected) was growing here and measured in…

16th May

fargesii var. fargesii Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii This Metrosideros robusta has been grown on under cover for several years but has now been planted outside exactly where its…

9th June

…until fairly recently. Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ c) Styrax hemsleyanus – I had thought that we…

31st May

…here yet in the garden. Decaisnea fargesii Decaisnea fargesii An even larger Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ below Slip Rail (1991 planted) is in partial shade and the flower bracts are not…

7th March

…years ago. Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’ was scorched to brown in the recent east wind but will probably…

13th March

…C. capitata (evergreen) and C Kousa (deciduous) so the answer is obvious. Cornus capitata Salix fargesii has very attractive twigs and new growth buds. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Camellia ‘Pink…

30th June

…arizelum Seeds pods forming after the flowers on Decaisnea fargesii. By autumn these will turn a pinkish-blue. Decaisnea fargesii I had this billed as Cornus florida ‘Red Giant’. It has…

8th April

…full out in the main quarry. I showed this starting to come out at least five weeks ago. Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii A Rhododendron monstroseanum seedling looking very fine. We…

16th June

…in partial shade. Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii Catalpa fargesii f. duclouxii The best survivor of our Rhododendron roylii hybrids is full out on Burns Bank. These Royal Flush hybrids used…

10th April

…Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ always looks perfect in a pot but is usually a scruffy plant when mature. Short lived too. Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ Azaleodendron…