29th June

…decent-ish flowers as well three months after first showing colour. Magnolia ‘Genie’ Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp cuneifolia is not yet out but the flower spikes are clearly visible. Meliosma dilleniifolia subsp

17th April

…flowers and very pretty indeed. Sausage shaped seed pods last autumn. Holboellia latifolia subsp. chartacea Holboellia latifolia subsp. chartacea Eucommia ulmoides with elm-like leaves is a Chinese tree used to…

23rd August

…it) with most of its old bark covering peeled away. What a set of colours. Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis Olearia solandri in full flower on its…

1st February

…formosum Rhododendron arboreum subsp. delavayi full out high up above the Main Quarry. This original clump is seriously over mature and we must collect seed. Rhododendron arboreum subsp. delavayi Camellia…

13th May

…on the drive at Burncoose today. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xanthocodon Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xanthocodon   Polygonatum multiflorum growing well beside the drive. Polygonatum multiflorum The old (and layered) Rhododendron campylocarpum…

21st June

…well behind the styrax. Stewartia pseudocamellia The simply gigantic leaves on Tilia caroliniana subsp. heterophylla (syn. monticola). Tilia caroliniana subsp. heterophylla Tilia caroliniana subsp. heterophylla Compare to Tilia chenmoui (a…

16th May

…confirm by Susyn here also. Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii Ilex fargesii subsp. fargesii var. fargesii This Metrosideros robusta has been grown on under cover for several years but…

4th May

…Purpurellum Group with a few flowers. This is borderline with us even in full shelter. Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group Rhododendron cinnarbarinum subsp. xantocodon Purpurellum Group There has always…

29th September

…as its name implies. First time ever seen here. Illicium philippinense Acer sterculaceum subsp. franchettii turning colour but only to brown! Acer sterculaceum subsp. franchettii Acer sterculaceum subsp. franchettii Photinia…

30th November

…wonderful peeling bark in the sunshine. What a plant! Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Betula utilis subsp. albosinensis ‘China Ruby’ Schefflera pauciflora (WWJ 11999) with nearly ripe seeds. Schefflera…