April 2018 Irish trip (Day 4)

…uva-ursi Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Gaultheria wardii from Yunnan also about to show nearby. Gaultheria wardii Gaultheria wardii Ilex dimorphophylla in a rockery. It is not a rockery species! Ilex dimorphophylla Magnolia…

9th April

…best yellow species? Rhododendron wardii Rhododendron wardii Rhododendron rex ssp rex – yet another big leaf. Rhododendron rex Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp xanthocodon ‘Purpurellum Group’ – perhaps my favourite colour. Half…

26th April

…White’ Telopea ‘Shady Lady White’ Sorbus wardii in full flower. Sorbus wardii Disaster with the 500 or so Acer palmatum varieties which arrived, as usual, from New Zealand last July….

2nd May

…x fortunei 1926) ‘Naomi Paris’ (‘Aurora’ x fortunei 1926) ‘Hawk Crest’ (wardii x ‘Lady Bessborough’ 1940) ‘Hawk Crest’ (wardii x ‘Lady Bessborough’ 1940) ‘Gibraltar Bastion’ (‘Bibbani’ x elliottii 1939) ‘Gibraltar…

9th September

…to wait a couple of months. Taiwania cryptomeria Taiwania cryptomeria Taiwania cryptomeria Seed heads forming but not yet ripe on our ancient Gaultheria hookeri or Vaccinum wardii. Susyn Andrews needs…

16th April

…species to us – Rhododendron litiense with delicate yellow bell flowers. It is apparently a form of wardii-litiense group say the taxonomist boffins. Rhododendron litiense Rhododendron litiense The scented Rhododendron…

27th September

…collected this on his 1912-14 expedition so it might well have grown here before. It is often misnamed as Cotoneaster franchettii or Cotoneaster wardii although I am doubtful as to…

9th March

…fine lot of it.1929 – JCW The following species Rhodo’ in flower – barbatum, moupinense, scabrifolium, sulfureum, dahuricum x semperivens, dahuricum, lutescens, keiskii, a form of wardii, floccigerum forms and…

2nd October

…have orange fruits. Perhaps these will turn from orange to red later? Or is it Cotoneaster wardii or Cotoneaster sternianus? Perhaps just the very common Cotoneaster conspicuus (red berries) introduced…

23rd November

…garden entrance (or is it Sorbus wardii? Cannot remember without checking). Sorbus wilsoniana Camellia ‘Takanini’ in the nursery is, as it should be, a double dark rich red. The plants…