15th January

…that eventually becomes woody. A quick growing and attractive shrub. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Cedrus brevifolia with lots of new growth which has shorter and sparser needles than the more…

1st September

…how it shapes up for any autumn colour. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii Sorbus japonica from Crug Farm was only planted in 2010 but is already a sturdy tree with attractive…

5th February

…the tree fern. Again on time and not early. Rhododendron ‘Ostara’ A Rhododendron fargesii (?) seedling is full out in Rogers Quarry. Very early! Rhododendron fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Magnolia ‘Bishop…

RHS Savill Garden Pictures 2018

…‘Barto Rose’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’ Rhododendron oreodoxa var fargesii ‘Barto Rose’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’ stood out among the…

12th November

fargesii Rhododendron fargesii Next year’s flower buds already showing on Rhododendron sinonuttallii. Rhododendron sinonuttallii Rhododendron sinonuttallii This stewartia has been wrongly named over the years as Stewartia sinensis and Stewartia…

9th April

…set of berries hidden away on an Aucuba japonica. Aucuba japonica Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii in flower. Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii Flowers out on the elderly…

7th April

…clearly here. Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ Magnolia ‘Yellow Lantern’ Wonderful new growth buds on Salix fargesii. Planted in 2010 and now a stout multi-stemmed shrub. Salix fargesii Salix fargesii New leaves…

4th April

fargesii. Rhododendron oreodoxa var. fargesii 2018 – CHW The first Aesculus hippocastanum leaves and flowers showing. Rather later than last year? Aesculus hippocastanum Taiwania cryptomeroides is a rare tree with…

Visit to Tregrehan – 3rd November 2018

…insignis may take its name from the seed clusters which perhaps resemble a radiata pine cone (doubtful)? Decaisnea insignis Decaisnea fargesii Decaisnea fargesii Decaisnea insignis Carpinus japonica with seed capsules…

29th May

…which died out here long ago. A good tree which we need to replace. Ilex fargesii Ilex fargesii The exceptional Ilex nothofagifolia which has Nothofagus leaves and a tiered growth…