Davidia involucrata bracts

Davidia involucrata bracts

Plant of the month for May is… Our Davidia is now in full flower. Or is it? The “Handkerchiefs” are actually bracts, which are modified leaves. The flower is in the centre of the two ‘Leaves’. Ernest Wilson travelled some 2000 miles only...
The first plant of the month for 2018 is…

The first plant of the month for 2018 is…

Camellia saluenensis ‘Trewithen Red’. A dark form of the species C. saluenensis which was introduced by George Forrest, from Yunnan China, in 1918. Named for many a year here at Trewithen as C. saluenensis ‘Dark Form’ the name ‘Trewithen...
And the winner is….

And the winner is….

Voting for the 2017’s Plant Personality of The Year awards were, for the first time, opened up to our Twitter followers. The results were as follows (feel the suspense building) In 3rd place with 0% of the vote is: Cornus kousa var.chinensis A surprise not to...
Head Gardeners plant of the month for June

Head Gardeners plant of the month for June

The Head Gardeners plant of the month for June is…. Not a Rhododendron this time, the last two “Plant of the month”  have been all about the Rhododendron in the garden with an exceptional flowering season this year. This months winner is…...