31st March

…over winter and some will soon drop. The bark is attractive on the new stems too. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus lancifolius (BSWJ 5690 – a…

23rd February

…out from the main stem. Polyspora yunnanensis Polyspora yunnanensis Polyspora yunnanensis Perhaps the second best thing we saw out today with fabulous scent was a tree like Illicium macranthum. New…

25th March

…its evergreen foliage burnt off in the cold but still with plenty of flowering tassels. Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus yunnanensis Stachyurus chinensis looking quite splendid (deciduous). Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus chinensis Stachyurus…

21st April

…nitida category. Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Parkameria yunnanensis Michelia velutina has long pointed leaves but ‘not in the top 10 by flower’ according to Tom. Not on his list either….

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…

15th July

…which came here in 1923. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ will be out in a week or so. Eucryphia x nymansensis ‘Nymansay’ I never cease to be…

10th April

…too. Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ Azaleodendron ‘Hardijzer Beauty’ A young Osmanthus yunnanensis with its first flowers. Some leaves have spines and some do not. Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis This clump of…

6th August

…and is nearly dead. This is what microclimates and planting plans are all about in a drought year. Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis Most eucryphias are flowering poorly in the drought…

31st May

…flower? Syringa yunnanensis Syringa yunnanensis A Ghent Azalea ‘Corneille’ is well out in Kennel Close. The others are either over or flowering more sparsely than last year. Azalea ‘Corneille’ Azalea…

5th May

…with a circular appearance Osmanthus yunnanensis Osmanthus yunnanensis Picrasma quassioides Picrasma quassioides Picrasma quassioides     Aesculus assamica – with flowers just starting   Aesculus assamica Aesculus assamica Carpinus cordata…