11th June

…shoot from the base. A Styrax habit. The bark is interesting too. Pterostyrax hispida Pterostyrax hispida Pterostyrax hispida Pterostyrax hispida A first bud on the tender Magnolia tamaulipana. We have…

2nd June

…here. The flowers are about halfway in size and shape between Pterostyrax hispida and Pterostyrax corymbosa but out a bit before or alongside the leaves. Pterostyrax psilophyllus Pterostyrax psilophyllus Enkianthus…

3rd June

…At Rosemoor it is used as a columnar windbreak. Ilex yunnanensis Pterostyrax psilophyllus var. leveillei nicely out with its odd tri-lobed leaves. Pterostyrax psilophyllus var. leveillei Pterostyrax psilophyllus var. leveillei…

17th October

Pterostyrax corymbosus Pterostyrax corymbosus Ailanthus altissima var tanake was planted in 2015 but is already quite huge. Something has eaten out the leading leaf bud for next year which I…

30th June

…sapaensis Magnolia sapaensis Magnolia sapaensis Pterostyrax hispida at its absolute best. I normally fail to spot this. Pterostyrax hispida Pterostyrax hispida Pterostyrax hispida High up one of the younger Magnolia…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…end of each leaf. Pterostyrax psilophyllus Pterostyrax psilophyllus Quercus pannosa which is another dense evergreen from Yunnan. Quercus pannosa Quercus pannosa Quercus pannosa Quercus pannosa Quercus rehderiana with spines on…

30th May

…out on Bond Street. Pterostyrax corymbosa Pterostyrax corymbosa A huge clump of Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ in Forty Acres. Biggest clump in the UK perhaps? Absolutely perfect today. Rhododendron ‘Sappho’ Rhododendron ‘Sappho’…

16th November

…still green. Pterostyrax triloba Pterostyrax triloba Stewartia serrata is colouring as a young plant in a similar manner to some (not all) of our Stewartia rostratas. It can only get…

21st May

…plenty of buds. The oldest one over seeded and has very few buds this year. Styrax japonicus ‘Sohuksan’ Styrax japonicus ‘Sohuksan’ Pterostyrax psilophyllus var. leveillei with its trilobed leaves. We…

24th May

…‘Emerald Pagoda’ just about to start. Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ As is Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’. Viburnum dentatum ‘Blue Muffin’ And the 3 lobed Pterostyrax psilophyllus var. leveillei. Pterostyrax psilophyllus…