12th October

…to a few branches. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Corylopsis ‘Spring Purple’ has as good an autumn…

24th March

…Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Cercis chinensis ‘Arondale’ Akebia x pentaphylla now full out rather than just in bud as we saw 10 days ago. Akebia x pentaphylla Akebia…

A trip to Tregrehan to study Fagacaea

…yunnanensis Quercus affinis from Mexico with acorns forming. Quercus affinis Quercus affinis Calycanthus chinensis (formerly Sinocalycanthus chinensis) with its last pink tinged flowers and huge leaves. The buds are rather…

28th September

…– Viburnum recognitum – Viburnum sieboldii Seneca – Viburnum sympodiale – Viburnum taiwanianum – Viburnum releasee Aesculus chinensis has odd shaped conkers and is fruiting sparsely. Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis

7th May

…tips of last year’s twigs. The few old leaves on the ground do look like Castanopsis. Castanopsis chinensis Castanopsis chinensis Next to it in slightly more wind exposure is Castanopsis…

11th May

…I am more than suspicious! Aesculus chinensis Aesculus chinensis Aesculus glabra I think, the red horse chestnut. Aesculus glabra Aesculus glabra Crataegus wattiana is thornless but colourful today. Crataegus wattiana…

2nd November

…var. notabilis Photinia beauvardiana var. notabilis Maackia chinensis has lost a twisted limb. Now all cut up and goodish autumn colour still remains here and there. Maackia chinensis Maackia chinensis

8th August

…seeds forming. Maackia chinensis Maackia chinensis Hoheria glabrata already with seed heads. Hoheria glabrata We were only saying the other day that we had lost our last Rhododendron rhabdotum. Thankfully…

14th June

…Podocarpus henkellii Podocarpus henkellii What have always been called the late flowering ‘American’ (deciduous) azaleas on the drive by the Trevanion holly. ‘American’ (deciduous) azaleas Cornus kousa chinensis just about…

17th September

…trapping is working. Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Cornus kousa var chinensis ‘Wisley Queen’ Secondary flowers on young Rhododendron ‘Bow Bells’ are a pleasant surprise in the sunlight. Rhododendron…