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  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
ACER maximowiczianum

ACER maximowiczianum

Nikko maple
(A. nikoense) - hairy trifoliate leaves which turn a striking orange in the autumn
 
£30.00 each 
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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  
ACER triflorum
 AWARD

ACER triflorum

Rough-barked maple, Three-flower maple
Grey-brown bark and unevenly toothed palmate leaves
 
Small £30.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £55.00 each 
AESCULUS chinensis

AESCULUS chinensis

Buckeye, Chinese horse chestnut
Small white flowers in long racemes on this slow growing and rare species
 
£30.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
AESCULUS turbinata

AESCULUS turbinata

Buckeye, Japanese horse chestnut
a large quick growing tree with yellowish-white flowers with a red spot
 
£25.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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
 
£35.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

Coral plant
Small pinkish-red flowers. Evergreen climber
 
£20.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
BERBERIS temolaica
 AWARD

BERBERIS temolaica

Barberry
White-glaucous arching stems, later purple. Grey-green leaves
 
£40.00 each 
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BUDDLEJA stenostachya

BUDDLEJA stenostachya

Buddleia, Butterfly bush
Woolly leaves and lilac mauve flowers
 
£17.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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 
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CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

Magic tree
White flowered form
 
£17.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
CARPINUS kawakamii

CARPINUS kawakamii

Hornbeam
Small tree in cultivation. Serrated leaves and long catkins
 
£25.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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 
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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  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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 
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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  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

Heavily scented white flowers in winter
 
£55.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

Deep purple-pink, darker in bud. Comparatively large flowers and highly scented
 
£60.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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
 
Medium £75.00  
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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 
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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 
ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens
 AWARD

ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens

Deep red tinged flowers with deep reddish-purple autumn colour
 
£30.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £45.00  
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EUCOMMIA ulmoides

EUCOMMIA ulmoides

Gutta-percha tree
Domed tree grown for its habit and tapered glossy dark green leaves. Green flowers appear before or with the leaves in spring. Female plants produce winged green fruits.
 
£30.00 each 
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EUCRYPHIA glutinosa
 AWARD

EUCRYPHIA glutinosa

Brush bush, Nirrhe
Erect shrub or spreading small tree. Profuse flowering
 
Small £35.00 each 
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Large £60.00 each 
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EUCRYPHIA milliganii

EUCRYPHIA milliganii

Brush bush, Mountain leatherwood
Free flowering with cup-shaped white flowers. Neat shining dark green leaves. Very hardy and miniature growing at first
 
£20.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
EUCRYPHIA moorei

EUCRYPHIA moorei

Brush bush, Eastern leatherwood, Pinkwood, Plumwood
A rare species with attractive pinnate leaves. Profuse flowers which are smaller than those of E. glutinosa
 
£25.00 each 
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
 
£25.00 each 
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