23rd February

…the tea camellias at Tregothnan or what the nursery sells as C. sinensis. We take some cuttings for Asia. Camellia sinensis var sinensis Camellia sinensis var sinensis Camellia sinensis var

4th May

…beautiful bark. Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia monodelpha – one of their national collection. Stewartia monodelpha Meliosma myriantha was a totally unknown…

6th March

…‘Talavera’ Magnolia sprengeri var diva faces the wind on the drive. Note the drooping branches of this pure form. Magnolia sprengeri var diva Magnolia sprengeri var diva This magnolia seedling…

10th June

…president. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’ (‘Miss Satomi’ in the new Hillier’s) Growing in…

24th April

…fade quickly once open. A common feature of the big leaf species. Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum…

17th May

…Magnolia acuminata ‘Variegata’ does not appear yet to have any variegated leaves but very blue buds. Magnolia acuminata ‘Variegata’ Rhododendron griffithianum full out. Sadly last year’s layers have been nibbled…

10th April

…in the audience. Picea bicolor var. acicularis (Picea alcoquiana var. acicularis) with vibrant reddish cones on a young tree. Picea bicolor var. acicularis Picea bicolor var. acicularis Rhododendron burmanicum just…

3rd June

…It is simply plastered in flowers which, in full sun, are out before nearly all the others. Styrax formosanus var Hayatiana Styrax formosanus var Hayatiana Styrax formosanus var Hayatiana Paulownia…

24th June

var kelseyi has lilac-pink flowers so that seems the best bet as far as I know. Robinia hispida var kelseyi Robinia hispida var kelseyi Deutzia pulchra with its ‘lily of…

11th June

…A spectacular show today with variably curled bracts. The planting records give no clue. Cornus kousa ‘Madame Butterfly’ Cornus kousa ‘Madame Butterfly’ A pure white evergreen azalea flowering today by…