November 2020 – Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolatum ‘Norquinco Valley’

The plant of the month is Embothrium occineum var. lanceolatum ‘Norquinco Valley’ with autumn colour in Heather Turner’s garden in Timperley taken November 9th 2020.   Heather writes: “I purchased my Embothrium plus another as 18” high plants from the nursery at Kildrummy Castle Gardens, Alford, Aberdeenshire around 1985.  I planted one on the west side of my north-facing backContinue reading “November 2020 – Embothrium coccineum var. lanceolatum ‘Norquinco Valley’”

September 2020- Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

The Plant of the Month for September 2020 is Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ of the family Hydrangaceae. It is hardy in the Arboretum and provides a wonderful feature plant although it is very versatile and can be used in flower beds and containers. This shrub is deciduous and bushy, reaching 1.5-2m in height and width in 5-10years. It will growContinue reading “September 2020- Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’”

July 2020 – Colutea arborescens

The Plant of the Month for July 2020 is Colutea arborescens, the Bladder Senna. It is a leguminous shrub that has bladder-like seed pods at this time of year. The specimen in the Arboretum is young but the shrub will grow up to 4m in 10-20 years. It likes full sun and is hardy in all of the UK.