19th March

…with its very dark foliage. Leucodendron ‘Burgundy Sunset’ One always thinks of spiraeas as summer flowering but Spiraea thunbergii is just coming out now. Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii

18th June

…tree! Persea thunbergii Persea thunbergii Rhododendron leptothrium on the drive was a particularly dark form, far pinker (albeit in full sun) than the Caerhays originals. Rhododendron leptothrium Illicium henryi was…

2nd June

…lepidocarpus with strange new growth. Still only 4ft tall although planted in 2007. Lithocarpus lepidocarpus Lithocarpus lepidocarpus Persea thunbergii new growth which speaks for itself. Persea thunbergii Persea thunbergii Magnolia…

3rd October

…it would be in an outside border to finish the season off. A shrub worthy of greater recognition. Lespedeza thunbergii Lespedeza thunbergii 2017 – CHW A day making 30 short…

RHS Savill Garden – Flower Show Pictures – 2018

…Rhododendron agripeplum Rhododendron agripeplum Prunus campanulata ‘Felix Jury’ – a must-get cherry Prunus campanulata ‘Felix Jury’ Prunus campanulata ‘Felix Jury’ Berberis thunbergii ‘Pow Wow’ Berberis thunbergii ‘Pow Wow’ Berberis thunbergii

8th November

…elongata Paulownia elongata Nice new growth on Persea thunbergii nearby which we clipped three months ago to get just this sort of soft new shoots for late autumn cuttings. Game…

24th July

…‘Pink Feathers’ Lespedeza thunbergii – a particularly good form but not the right colour for this species! Here a 4ft x 4ft shrub just coming out. Lespedeza thunbergii Salix bockii…

23rd April

…growing well in dappled shade. Gordonia seczwanica Gordonia seczwanica Persea japonica – not as exciting as Persea thunbergii. Persea japonica Seven years since we last visited Penrice. Many of the…

27th May

…Pittosporum illiciodes f. angustifolium with tiny yellow flowers again this year – second flowering. Pittosporum illiciodes f. angustifolium Ditto Ptelia baldwinii. Ptelia baldwinii Persea thunbergii just putting on its red…