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a hybrid between M.kobus
(photographed April 12, 2000). The initial work of hybridising was
carried out by Max Loebner, garden inspector at the Bonn Botanic Garden
, photographed March 19, 2000 is coming into flower for the
first time. This rare succulent originally comes from the Canary
(toothed lancewood) with remarkable stiff sword-like juvenile
leaves (photographed April 7, 2000). It is native to New Zealand. Once
the slow growing tree reaches maturity at 10-15 years, the leaf form
becomes shorter, wider and dark green in colour. It is only in adulthood
that the tree's shape changes from one central stem and downward growing
leaves to a more typical tree shape with branches spreading to build a
Purpurea' from New Zealand is about 5 metres tall,
(photographed April 7, 2000) and has never suffered winter injury
many palms planted at Earlscliffe between 1990 and 1999, the most
successful has been
This plant has now become very rare due to
forest clearance on Juan Fernandez island. Plant donated by RHS
Rosemoor in September 1995 (photographed June 14, 2015 at 8 metres tall)
20 species of South African Erica tested, E. canaliculata
the most successful. (Photographed March 19, 2000)
sanguinea, or “Scarlet Angel’s Trumpet” can grow to
5 metres high
and can be in flower any month of the year depending on the temperature.
It doesn't like the cold and will die back in low temperatures. However,
so far it has always sprouted again the following spring.
(red flowers) with Echium wildpretii x
(magenta flowers). Seed of both was saved from same parent plant in
August 1998 and sown in March 1999
hand side from top - Erica canaliculata, Beschorneria yuccoides,
Banksis spindulosa '
Collina' (Hairpin Banksia) and Rhododendron
'Phalarope' (R. davidsonianum
x R. pemakoense)
of picture - R.'
Elizabeth' (R.forrestii x R.griersonianum).
Right hand side, top - Cornus controversa '
flowered well in 2000 despite the low rainfall of 660
mm/year. Magnolia loebneri
is at top right of photograph and
white Camellia at bottom left
is a rare and unusual looking, ground hugging succulent
from Tenerife. Young children imagine that it is a green tortoise. It is
also known as the "Dinner Plate Aeonium".
gardnerianum (Kahili ginger) from N. India and the Himalayas. Planted
in a rather shady place, this plant struggles into flower in mid to late
November. (Photographed November 27, 2000)
(syn Echium fastuosum)
Pride of Madeira. This
evergreen perennial has pikes of tiny purple-blue flowers that appear in
spring. At Earlscliffe, this plant has so far survived undamaged by - 4
degrees C during the 1999/2000 winter
var. dalhousieanais a very rare long-lived evergreen
from mountain forests in the himalayas.
'Phalarope' (R. davidsonianum
x R. pemakoense) gives plenty
of bloom during the early spring
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