27th February

…two which we saw a few days ago. Still nothing that outstanding or ‘bloody’. Magnolia campbellii ‘Blood Moon’ Magnolia campbellii ‘Blood Moon’ A near white Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata seedling…

24th February

…at Burncoose. It is not exactly ‘blood red’. Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ First flowering I have seen (and a bit battered) of a young Magnolia campbellii…

1st July

…Cornus kousa ‘China Doll’ with few flowers this year. Planted 2006. Cornus kousa ‘China Doll’ Cornus kousa ‘China Doll’ Cornus kousa ‘Samaritan’ looking superb with the contrast between leaf and…

20th February

Blood Red arboreum. Blood Red arboreum Blood Red arboreum A Magnolia ‘Caerhays Belle’ sister seedling (and not as good) showing up in the mist outside the front gates. Magnolia ‘Caerhays…

18th December

…in Dry Walls. It was revealed when the laurel was felled around it. Certainly one to propagate from. Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums Blood Red arboreums…

7th January

…utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ We left this old yew tree in the Isla Rose Plantation to try…

29th May

…Tom’s young plant which he brought a twig of was more or less identical. 4. We are no closer to being certain of the identification of the row of three…

2nd December

…elliptica) ‘Empress of China’ Cornus angustata (now elliptica) ‘Empress of China’ Rhodoleia aff. henryi (BSWJ 11782) has made good growth too. Rhodoleia aff. henryi A nice young plant of Camellia…

21st January

…ground to make a proper identification. Loads of confusion in the naming of old bamboo clumps at Burncoose as we know. 7. All bamboos are woody stemmed members of the…

8th March

…Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ Magnolia sargentiana ‘Blood Moon’ Magnolia sinostellata with first flower. The Chinese form of Magnolia stellata which seems to be smaller with possibly…