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Common yew.One of britan's 3 native conifers,usually found in the wild on chalk formations. A small to medium-sized tree or large shrub with dark,almost black-green leaves,to 3cm long.Fruits with a red aril. A well-known tree,a common and familiar resident of churchyards where specimens of great age are occasionally found.Given good drainage the yew will grow on almost pure chalk or very acid soils.Europe,W Asia,N Africa.

Taxus baccata fastigiata aureaDescribed as a slow-growing,compact shrub with orange-yellow young shoots and densely arranged golden yellow or yellow-striped needles that turn green in the second year.In ten years 1.5x1.5m.Pollen-cones abundant.Recorded by Nelson(1866).Unfortunatley a number of different yellow clones were called 'Aurea' In the early days and it is probably not now possible to distinguish the original.

tsuga canadensis cole © 2013 A favourite of ours. Prostrate in soft green. Trained up forms, lovely small weeping mound. Semi shade.

A remarkable,prostrate plant with long branches flattened along the ground,intime forming extensive carpets.Similar in habit to 'Branklyn'.A procumbent,slow-growing dwarf with branches adpressed to the ground.The smallest of the weeping cultivars.In ten years 10x70-90cm.Much slower growing when first discovered.Found at the foot of Mount Madison,Coos Country,NH,USA, by H.R.Cole in 1929.


tsuga canadensis pendula © bron anderson A most attractive form developing into a low mound of overlapping,drooping branches.A superb plant for a prominent position on a large rock garden or isolated on a lawn.In 40 years it reached about 2x3.7m in the SHHG.

A small tree with elegant sprays of linear,glaucous-green juvenille leaves,1-2cm long,soft to the touch.Adult leaves scale like,closely pressed to the shoot.South Africa.A small tree to 20m,more usually to 7m,native to South Africa:Western Cape Province(Clanwilliam District).

Wollemia nobilis Wollemi Pine (Wollemi Pine)A large monoecious tree to 40m tall,with single trunk when young,and spongy,nodular bark;older trees often have multiple trunks from coppice shoots.Leaves opposite or sub-opposite,4-ranked,long-persistent,retained until whole branches are shed,narrowly oblong,to 4cm long on adult shoots.Cones borne at the ends of the shoots,the females to 12.5cm long,breaking up when ripe.Since the first two trees were introduced to the Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew in 1997 this exciting discovery has been widely planted in british gardens where young specimens of 3.5m are not uncommon,esspecially in warm sheltered sites.Australia(New South Wales).

Jacaranda mimosaefolia White Christmas

Jacaranda mimosaefolia White Christmas Jacaranda
mimosaefolia 'White Christmas'

Michelia x Starbright

michelia x Starbright Michelia 
X Starbright'

Ficus dammaropsis

Ficus dammaropsis Ficus

Australian Rhododendron SocietyThe Ferny Creek Horticultural SocietyGarden Plant Conservation Association of Australia Inc.International Oak SocietyIPPS AustraliaThe Waite ArboretumNursery and Garden Industry VictoriaNursery and Garden Industry Australia

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