20th September

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CW 1940-1955

2017 – CHW

Ehretia thysiflora has tertiary new growth which is impressive in a rare young plant. The new growth starts purple before fading.

Ehretia thysiflora
Ehretia thysiflora
Ehretia thysiflora
Ehretia thysiflora
Ehretia thysiflora
Ehretia thysiflora
Quercus laurifolia too has enjoyed the wet since August and has plenty of secondary new growth with reddish bark. A good trunk is developing. Odd we did not have this in the collection here already. It is a name I remember from 20 to 30 years ago so I guess we did and it has died.
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus laurifolia
This Salix moupinense was collected in Vietnam and a gift from Penrice Castle. Very different in leaf and habit from our other plant and the ones for sale at Burncoose. Attractive and appears to be becoming a tree rather than a bush.
Salix moupinense
Salix moupinense
Salix moupinense
Salix moupinense
Salix moupinense
Salix moupinense
Crataegus ellwangeriania ‘Fire Ball’ was a gift from Bluebell Nursery. Its fruits are now fully ripe. Enormous for a thorn tree and this one will be much admired in the future.
Crataegus ellwangeriania ‘Fire Ball’
Crataegus ellwangeriania ‘Fire Ball’
Tilia dasystyla was only planted this year. Collected by Bob Cheary in northern Iran. Huge leaves already which the slugs have got at. We planted half a dozen new species of lime in the spring. This one has done the best so far.
Tilia dasystyla
Tilia dasystyla
Tilia dasystyla
Tilia dasystyla
Tilia dasystyla
Tilia dasystyla
Viburnum prunifolium, the ‘black haw’ is its common name and you can readily see why! The fruits are sweet and edible. One to take to the Garden Society dinner in early October I think.
Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum prunifolium
Viburnum prunifolium
A couple of views of the middle bit of the Kennel Close planting after the third grass cut. Some 10 year old trees look as though they have been there for rather longer than this!
Kennel Close planting
Kennel Close planting
Kennel Close planting
Kennel Close planting

2016 – CHW
Some newly planted rarities (this year or last) to inspect today. Mainly bought at massive cost from Crug Farm. Rehderodendron indochinensis has made excellent growth and is hopefully away. Just as well as I paid £85 for it!
Rehderodendron indochinensis
Rehderodendron indochinensis
Rehderodendron indochinensis
Rehderodendron indochinensis
Rehderodendron kwangtungense has some dieback on last year’s new growth and far less new growth but the leaves are huge. It needs staking urgently.
Rehderodendron kwangtungense
Rehderodendron kwangtungense
Rehderodendron kwangtungense
Rehderodendron kwangtungense
Acer albopurpurascens – you could readily have fooled me that this is an acer like plant at all but it has three separate labels and, thankfully, is doing well.
Acer albopurpurascens
Acer albopurpurascens
Acer albopurpurascens
Acer albopurpurascens
Acer albopurpurascens
Acer albopurpurascens
Huodendron tibeticum is clearly dead. This is the third or fourth huodendron I have now failed with. A beautifully barked genus with very recognisable leaves which is superb at Tregrehan.
Huodendron tibeticum
Huodendron tibeticum
Magnolia crassifolia has established and grown well. Well sheltered here and space for it to prosper deer permitting.
Magnolia crassifolia
Magnolia crassifolia
Magnolia crassifolia
Magnolia crassifolia

2015 – CHW

topgrafted Sorbus reducta
topgrafted Sorbus reducta

The topgrafted Sorbus reducta has produced a nice display of white flushed pink berries in small clusters on the tips of the stems. No autumn colour yet.

Crataegus x grignoniensis has huge and very bright red berries. Another topgrafted plant but extremely effective today with the sun on it. This is a hybrid of Crataegus mexicana.
Crataegus x grignoniensis
Crataegus x grignoniensis
Crataegus x grignoniensis
Crataegus x grignoniensis
Crataegus x grignoniensis
Crataegus x grignoniensis

1974 – FJW
Last corn and straw came in. Very wet September.

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