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Rare Plants List

At Burncoose we are known for having an interesting rarity list. These rare plants are either in very short supply or still too small to be despatched at least until early summer. If you order one of these plants you may have to go on our waiting list.

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BETULA albo-sinensis 'China Ruby'

BETULA albo-sinensis 'China Ruby'

Chinese red-barked birch
An original Chinese introduction by Ernest Wilson and arguably one of the very finest birches for its bark. Peeling bark is creamy-white flushed grey and pink maturing to a coppery-red. Spectacular! Limited availability
BRACHYCHITON populneus

BRACHYCHITON populneus

Kurrajong
Small to medium sized Australian tree grown for shade. Bell-shaped flowers, variable in colour from light pink to red. Edible seeds, best roasted. Frost tender
BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

Buddleia, Butterfly bush
Large tapering leaves and violet flowers on this rare Chinese species first discovered in 1915
CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Xanthocarpa'

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Xanthocarpa'

Chinese dogwood
Pale green foliage and yellow fruits
DIPTERONIA sinensis

DIPTERONIA sinensis

Tiny flowers and pinnate acer-like leaves. It is however the clusters of pale green becoming red winged seeds in autumn which make this plant stand out
EHRETIA anacua

EHRETIA anacua

Knockaway, Sandpaper tree
A Mexican and US species with reddish-brown to grey bark which peels. The leaves have a remarkably rough texture. Abundant white flowers which make the tree seem as if it is covered in snow
FORSYTHIA mandshurica

FORSYTHIA mandshurica

Very early flowering and hardy plant. Large yellow flowers on bare stems. Good autumn colour with leaves turning yellow-orange to red. Grows to 1 metre high but spreads laterally by suckering
FRANKLINIA alatamaha

FRANKLINIA alatamaha

Franklin tree
Remarkable small tree or tall shrub with cup-shaped white flowers which only open in a hot late summer. Crimson autumn colour. In very short supply and unfortunately our plants are only in 2 or 3 litre pots
JAMESIA americana

JAMESIA americana

Fivepetal cliffbush, Waxflower
a variety with erect greyish-green leaves and fragrant white flowers in clusters
JUGLANS ailanthifolia

JUGLANS ailanthifolia

Heartnut, Japanese walnut, Jupiter's nuts
Handsome leaves which can be up to 3 feet long.
JUGLANS mandshurica

JUGLANS mandshurica

Jupiter's nuts, Manchurian walnut
A rare species with hairy young shoots and extremely long leaves with many leaflets
LAGAROSTROBOS franklinii

LAGAROSTROBOS franklinii

Huon pine
a rare Tasmanian conifer with graceful drooping and spreading branches which makes an ideal specimen plant for a sheltered area. Leaves are bright green
LAURELIOPSIS philippiana

LAURELIOPSIS philippiana

Tepa
Evergreen tree from South America. Aromatic leaves and bark and small reddish-green flowers
LAURUS azorica

LAURUS azorica

Bay tree, Canary Island laurel
a rare and fairly tender plant with handsome broad green rounded leaves
LINDERA obtusiloba
 AWARD

LINDERA obtusiloba

Feverbush
Mustard colour flowers with butter yellow, pink tinted leaves in autumn.
MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Blue Opal'

Cucumber tree
Spectacular blue buds turn dark yellow as they open. This is a unique colour in the magnolia world
MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Honey Liz'

MAGNOLIA acuminata 'Honey Liz'

Cucumber tree
A hybrid between M. 'Miss Honeybee' and M. 'Elizabeth'. Large upright almost painted yellow flowers
 

MAGNOLIA acuminata var subcordata

Cucumber tree
A smaller, compact, rounded form of this species with stronger canary yellow flowers. This is one of the parents of many of the increasingly popular and new yellow flowering magnolias.
MAGNOLIA amoena

MAGNOLIA amoena

Tianmu magnolia
Tiny delicate white to light pink flowers
MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

An absolute picture when in full flower with row upon row of upright white flowers
MAGNOLIA decidua

MAGNOLIA decidua

Very hardy, fast growing manglietia with pure white flowers
MAGNOLIA fraseri

MAGNOLIA fraseri

A rare US species with white or yellowish flowers which have an unattractive scent. Long leaves are clustered at the end of the branches
MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

A hybrid between M. 'David Clulow' and M. sprengeri elongata. Interesting white flowers with rose stamens
MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Pride of Norway'

MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Pride of Norway'

A very large flowered form of sieboldii with dark stamens.
MICHELIA compressa

MICHELIA compressa

A rare species pale yellow to whitish flowers with a purple centre. Best grown against a wall in a sheltered position
NYSSA aquatica

NYSSA aquatica

Cotton gum, Water tupelo
A rare tree with obovate-oblong leaves which have downy undersides. An American species
PHYLLOCLADUS trichomanoides var alpinus

PHYLLOCLADUS trichomanoides var alpinus

Alpine celery pine, Mountain toatoa
Rare, slow growing and stunted conifer with small green 'leaflets'
PISTACIA vera

PISTACIA vera

Pistachio
Small tree from Central Asia. Produces edible nuts
PLAGIANTHUS regius

PLAGIANTHUS regius

Ribbonwood
(betulinus) - a rare but graceful slender tree in maturity with light green leaves and panicles of white flowers during May. Tender except in the southwest
POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

Red stalked ovate and slender pointed leaves. Fragrant creamy-yellow flowers in conical panicles

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