9th June

…is nearly over today and many flowers have dropped. Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Another plant in Kennel Close of Styrax formosanus var hayatianus has more flower in full…

19th June

…again at this height in 1971 as Styrax hookeri. Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Michael Lear lists it as a Record Tree in 2010 and refers to it as…

8th October

…Slip Rail, Georges Hut) Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Styrax obassia (Drive and Bond Street – old plant at Crino Hedge nearly dead)Styrax formosanus var formosanus (above Crino Hedge…

11th June

…onto the ground. You can see how large the flowers are on the ground with their pronounced yellow anthers. Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri This elderly clump of Rhododendron…

17th October

…is only when you get together with someone who really knows like Tom Hudson that you can start to correct your own howlers. Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri I…

18th February

…last spring leaving this veteran rather exposed and in the way. Conversely another bit of Chinese plant collecting history bites the dust. Rhododendron hookeri Rhododendron hookeri Country Life appears today…

27th August

…base of the leaves. The bark is very similar to Rhododendron thompsonii in the way it colour and peels. Rhododendron hookeri Rhododendron hookeri 2016 – CHW The Game & Wildlife…

17th June

…the one shoot. Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Another disaster from the recent wind. Half the Record Tree Manglietia insignis above the greenhouse has split out. There are plenty of buds…

21st February

…Rhododendron hookeri last week there is another nearby which looks like it started life as a layer. Rhododendron hookeri Rhododendron hookeri Why is it that our Schima wallichii has only…

26th August

…a couple of months. Magnolia globosa Styrax hookeri has many large seeds already. Ripe in four to six weeks I suspect? Styrax hookeri Styrax hookeri Gevuina avellana is plastered in…