11th June

…in the meantime I have binned the var tonkinensis and call them all floribunda. To add to the confusion Chevalier published Michelia tonkinensis from Vietnam but that has proved to…

18th November

…leaf arrangement on its twigs. Styrax tonkinensis (WWJ11868) Styrax tonkinensis (WWJ11868) Styrax tonkinensis (WWJ11868) Styrax tonkinensis (WWJ11868) 2018 – CHW Overnight the champion Osmanthus yunnanensis has blown over in the…

22nd June

tonkinensis Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Magnolia floribunda var. tonkinensis Tilia carolina subsp. heterophylla (syn. monticola) has the most gigantic leaves as you can see here. Far bigger than on any…

17th May

…a few weeks’ time? Magnolia aff. floribunda var. Tonkinensis Magnolia aff. floribunda var. Tonkinensis Magnolia acuminata ‘Variegata’ does not appear yet to have any variegated leaves but very blue buds….

30th April

…Pterocarya tonkinensis Pterocarya tonkinensis Pterocarya tonkinensis The Taiwanese form of Trochodendron aralioides with early flower and interesting new growth. Trochodendron aralioides Trochodendron aralioides A young Rhododendron smirnowii with its first…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…one to me. Beautiful bark and 40-50ft tall. Styrax tonkinensis Styrax tonkinensis Styrax tonkinensis Quercus dolicholepis. Quercus dolicholepis Quercus dolicholepis Lithocarpus brevicaudatus. Lithocarpus brevicaudatus Lithocarpus brevicaudatus Quercus fulva from Mexico…

15th June

…Pterocarya tonkinensis Pterocarya tonkinensis First flowers coming on Cornus drummondii ‘Sunshiny Drops’ from America (where else a name like this!). It is said to be stunning as are the fruits…

24th February

…come into growth. A very vigorous species. Lindera tonkinensis Lindera tonkinensis Magnolia campbellii ‘Darjeeling’ now full out as is the older plant at the top of the garden. Magnolia campbellii…

11th January

…two years on from planting is clearly thriving and fully evergreen. Large lindera-like leaves. Lindera tonkinensis Lindera tonkinensis First primroses creeping out all over the garden. First primroses Last summer’s…

15th February

tonkinensis appears evergreen. Planted only in 2016 as a new lindera species to us. Lindera tonkinensis Lindera tonkinensis Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ (2016 planted also) has one bud at the…