4th May

…pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia pseudocamellia var. koreana Stewartia monodelpha – one of their national collection. Stewartia monodelpha Meliosma myriantha was a totally unknown species which needs…

5th May

…shrub with attractive new foliage and flowers. Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Berberis amurensis var. latifolia Azalea oldhamii just out but sparse flowering this year even on youngish plants. Azalea oldhamii…

29th March

…bay laurel. Laurus azorica Laurus azorica Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile with yellowish new growth and red buds showing. Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile Daphniphyllum macropodum var. humile Despite the mild winter…

13th February

…which I must investigate more. The research is conflicting. Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica Clematis cirrhosa var. balerica and Smilax discotis intertwined together. The clematis flowers brighten…

31st May

…at Rosemoor. Ilex yunnanensis Ilex yunnanensis Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ with few flowers and just a few now out. Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax formosanus var. formosanus is far less plastered in…

8th October

…and Bond Street – old plant at Crino Hedge nearly dead)Styrax formosanus var formosanus (above Crino Hedge in new planting) Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesi’ (above Crino Hedge in new planting) Styrax…

24th April

…open. A common feature of the big leaf species. Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron protistum var giganteum Rhododendron…

13th April

…Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Magnolia officinalis var. biloba Paulownia fortunei now properly out. Its early white flowers were frosted. Paulownia fortunei Magnolia…

2nd May

…New growth on Abies forrestii var. georgii. The new Hillier’s says this name should be var. smithii. Very slow growing and squat in habit so far. Abies forrestii var. georgii….

24th October

…in deciduous or mixed woodland. Amanita excelsa var. spissa Amanita excelsa var. spissa One seldom sees ‘runner bean’ seedpods like this on our wisterias. wisterias 2020 – CHW Sorbus helenae…