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Last updated 26/3/20 10:28.


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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ACER macrophyllum

ACER macrophyllum

Big leaf maple, Oregon maple
Large dark green deeply lobed leaves which turn a bright orange in autumn. Fragrant yellow flowers in clusters followed by bristly fruit
£40.00 each
ACER maximowiczianum

ACER maximowiczianum

Nikko maple
(A. nikoense) - hairy trifoliate leaves which turn a striking orange in the autumn
£30.00 each
ACER tegmentosum 'White Tigress'

ACER tegmentosum 'White Tigress'

Manchurian striped maple
One of the most striking snake bark maples with bark on the trunk and branches streaked with blue-green and white
Medium £60.00 
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ACER tegmentosum 'Joe Witt'

ACER tegmentosum 'Joe Witt'

Snake-bark maple
Striated green and white bark. Good autumn colour, leaves turning golden-yellow
£60.00 each
ACER triflorum
 AWARD

ACER triflorum

Rough-barked maple, Three-flower maple
Grey-brown bark and unevenly toothed palmate leaves
Small £25.00 each
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AESCULUS chinensis

AESCULUS chinensis

Buckeye, Chinese horse chestnut
Small white flowers in long racemes on this slow growing and rare species
£30.00 each
AESCULUS turbinata

AESCULUS turbinata

Buckeye, Japanese horse chestnut
a large quick growing tree with yellowish-white flowers with a red spot
£25.00 each
AESCULUS wilsonii

AESCULUS wilsonii

Buckeye, Horse Chestnut
A very rare tree with tall white flowers with a yellow centre which turns red. The original record tree at Caerhays is on its last legs after 100 years
£55.00 each
ALANGIUM platanifolium var macrophyllum

ALANGIUM platanifolium var macrophyllum

An attractive foliage plant with large 3 or 5 lobed leaves and unusual flowers shaped like a minature lily
£20.00 each
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BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

Coral plant
Small pinkish-red flowers. Evergreen climber
£20.00 each
BERBERIS temolaica
 AWARD

BERBERIS temolaica

Barberry
White-glaucous arching stems, later purple. Grey-green leaves
£30.00 each
BOQUILA trifoliolata

BOQUILA trifoliolata

A small growing vine with usually, dark green leaves divided into three. However, it has the ability to 'mimic' other plants growing close to it or those it scrambles through ie mimetic polymorphism. Bears small edible fruits
£20.00 each
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
£30.00 each
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BUDDLEJA stenostachya

Buddleia, Butterfly bush
Woolly leaves and lilac mauve flowers
£17.50 each
BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

Buddleia, Butterfly bush
Large tapering leaves and violet flowers on this rare Chinese species first discovered in 1915
£16.50 each
CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

Magic tree
White flowered form
£17.50 each
CARPINUS fangiana

CARPINUS fangiana

Fang's hornbeam
Perhaps the most striking and unusual of all hornbeams which is a serious 'must have' for any collector. Bronze young leaves and long clusters of fruits with toothed bracts
Grafted £27.50 each
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CARPINUS kawakamii

CARPINUS kawakamii

Hornbeam
Small tree in cultivation. Serrated leaves and long catkins
£25.00 each
CATALPA szechuanica

CATALPA szechuanica

Small growing tree with fresh green leaves. White flowers with a purple eye
£45.00 each
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CINNAMOMUM camphora

CINNAMOMUM camphora

Camphor tree
When you crush the leaves the spicy smell is overwhelming. Tender but well worth trying in a sheltered spot as this is a handsome foliage shrub
£20.00 each
CLETHRA pringlei

CLETHRA pringlei

Summer sweet, Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder
Semi-evergreen and preferring a warm site this USA species has long racemes of cinnamon scented flowers
£16.00 each
CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder
A US species with long tapering racemes of flowers. Suckers are produced from the base of the plant to create a spreading clump
£22.50 each
x CRATAEMESPILUS grandiflora

x CRATAEMESPILUS grandiflora

Haw-medlar
Small broad headed tree with pairs of white flowers and brownish-orange fruits. A natural hybrid betwen hawthorn and medlar
£25.00 each
DACRYCARPUS dacrydioides

DACRYCARPUS dacrydioides

Kahikatea, New Zealand white pine
Small tree with extraordinary long slender drooping branchlets with tiny bronze-green leaves. The tree often appears dead when viewed from a distance
£22.50 each
DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

Heavily scented white flowers in winter
£40.00 each
DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

Deep purple-pink, darker in bud. Comparatively large flowers and highly scented
£50.00 each
DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'

DAVIDIA involucrata 'Sonoma'

Dove tree, Ghost tree, Handkerchief tree
Huge white bracts which appear on young plants (even in pots) without the wait for decades for the plant to flower
£45.00 each
DENDROMECON rigida

DENDROMECON rigida

Tree poppy
Fragrant poppy-like bright yellow flowers and grey pointed foliage. Best grown against a warm sunny wall or in a greenhouse in colder areas. Does not travel well, so sent at buyers risk only
£27.50 each
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
£40.00 each
EMMENOPTERYS henryi

EMMENOPTERYS henryi

Rare tree with bronze coloured young growth and large ovate leaves. It has very seldom flowered in the UK so the sight of its large flattish white pyramidical flowers remains a great challenge
£55.00 each

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