5th May

…flower showing. I saw this at Rosemoor. Odd that it was not grown here before as far as I can see. Ilex yunnanensis Ilex yunnanensis This plant of Magnolia ‘Ossie’s…

31st March

…older evergreen leaves have been bashed in the wind over winter and some will soon drop. The bark is attractive on the new stems too. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus…

31st May

…has a few early flowers on show and very pretty they are too. Catalpa bungei Duclouxii Group Tiny flowers on Ilex yunnanensis which I first saw at Rosemoor. Ilex yunnanensis

21st April

…Fokienia hodginsii – a very rare conifer which is similar to Calocedris calolepsis. Saw this once at Exbury. Fokienia hodginsii Parkameria yunnanensis – in the Magnolia nitida category. Parkameria yunnanensis

29th May

yunnanensis var. parvifolia Ilex yunnanensis var. parvifolia Photinia serratifolia? Pretty similar to the Photinia behind the Camellia ‘Captain Rawes’. Photinia serratifolia Photinia serratifolia Ilex fargesii which died out here long…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…cleistocarpus Itea yunnanensis in full flower with incredibly long flower tassels against a wall. Far better than Itea ilicifolia when you see it like this. Itea yunnanensis Itea yunnanensis Itea…

25th March

…The Hovel. Camellia ‘Drama Girl’ Stachyurus yunnanensis with its evergreen foliage burnt off in the cold but still with plenty of flowering tassels. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus chinensis looking…

2nd April

…one small live branch and some still live reshooting. Little cause for optimism. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis The old Litsea glauca suddenly died about six years ago but…

23rd February

…doubts remain) nearly over. Odd flaking on the bark where the side branches have grown out from the main stem. Polyspora yunnanensis Polyspora yunnanensis Polyspora yunnanensis Perhaps the second best…

4th August

…species and was pollarded earlier due to old age. Its new growth is green not purple as Jaimie noticed before me. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis A solitary and…