16th November

…pod on Stewartia sinensis and poor autumn colour or I have missed it? Stewartia sinensis A young Stewartia monodelpha has rather nice autumn tints. Stewartia monodelpha Stewartia monodelpha Another young…

16th July

…so let us leave it as that and confirm Stewartia sinensis as a fact rather than as a handed down name from the past. Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis 2003 –…

18th June

…and eventual bark. In some respects it looks correct (eg five petals). Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia monodelpha has pinkish buds and a hint of pink on the…

12th May

…flower, and as a whole, ancient tree. Magnolia sinensis Magnolia sinensis Magnolia sinensis Acer sterculiaceum subsp. franchettii with its bronzy new growth and (more or less) three lobed leaves. A…

24th June

…The way that the bark flakes is entirely consistent with this species. Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis Stewartia sinensis 2003 – FJW Catalpa duclouxii in flower from suckers (sign of hot…

5th April

…is just starting to peel nicely. Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula utilis ssp. albosinensis Betula pendula ssp. szechuanica ‘Liuba White’. The catkins…

7th August

…light blue-grey leaves. Elymus arenarius Elymus arenarius Miscanthus sinensis ‘Ghosa’ was not bad either. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Ghosa’ Miscanthus sinensis ‘Ghosa’ Agapanthus ‘Graskop’ out long after all the others. Agapanthus ‘Graskop’…

6th August

…tall) has improved with more light. Aesculus parviflora Aesculus parviflora 2018 – CHW Wonderful leaves and new growth on Dipteronia sinensis as a young multi-stemmed plant. Dipteronia sinensis Dipteronia sinensis

31st July

…hystrix (armata) plastered in tiny flowers. Colletia hystrix Oxydendron arboreum running up a terminal flower spike. Oxydendron arboreum Poliothrysis sinensis – I do not recollect ever seeing this before in…

11th June

…today. Worth a proper name I think. Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana Magnolia sieboldii sinensis x virginiana Our third plant of Magnolia dealbata is going to flower for the first…