Congratulations to our latest prize winners.
We ran a competition during the Cornwall garden society spring flower show for someone to win a rare plant from the nursery.
The plant in question is the exceptionally rare Franklinia alatamaha. Related to the Camellia it has large, lush green leaves and produces its snow white, cupped shaped flowers after a long hot summer which is even rarer in Cornwall!.
Thought to be last seen in the wild, Georgia USA, by the American collector Lyon in 1803!!
Our nursery successfully propagates and grows the shrub here at Trewithen and have even flowered it. Kew is one of the only other gardens to have a plant in theUK.
Mr and Mrs Shaw from Saltash in Cornwall are now the proud owners of one of our Franklinia and have promised to send a photo of it in flower!