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…

19th February

…mollicomata seedling A young Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ with first flowers above the cash point. Camellia ‘Adolphe Audusson’ A battered Camellia ‘China Doll’ as well with just a single flower. Camellia…

29th May

…dipyrena Ilex dipyrena An unnamed and, as yet, unidentified Keith Rushforth (10131) collected Photinia species from China. Striking undersides to the leaves. Photinia So we conclude:1. The two very ancient…

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…

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…

6th May

…line. The Iranians were flying scores of planes from China during the last two months despite pretending they were not. Many of the passengers were then flown on to other…

30th May

…Rehmannia elata Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘Milky Way’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘China Girl’ Cornus kousa var. chinensis ‘China Girl’ Styrax japonicus ‘Pendula’ Here…

Tom Hudson – Camellia cuspidata saga!

…the Flora of China the Tregrehan plant would be cuspidata var cuspidata and the Trewithen plants cuspidata var grandiflora. Presuming that the 2 Trewithen plants are species and not cuspidata…

25th September

…(in English) which they made, partly here, about Camellias (CGTN Signature Flowers of China 1). You can view it here (one hour) by clicking on https://s-url.cgtn.com/m/DefJAA. There are four other…

21st January

…4. The 1665 great plague in the UK post-dated a massive bamboo inflorescence in China which led to an equally massive explosion in the rat population eating the bamboo seeds…