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…

7th March

…Note again the unique shape of the tree and flower. Magnolia sprengeri var ‘Diva’ Magnolia sprengeri var ‘Diva’ Magnolia sprengeri var ‘Diva’ Rhododendron niveum full out now. We saw it…

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…

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…

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…

9th September

the other aspera varieties are well over. Hydrangea aspera var. robusta Hydrangea aspera var. robusta Jaimie’s team have cut down the laurels and some old Camellia reticulata seedlings in the…

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…