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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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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 yunnanensis

BUDDLEJA yunnanensis

Buddleia, Butterfly bush
Large tapering leaves and violet flowers on this rare Chinese species first discovered in 1915
£15.00 each

FLOWERING DOGWOODS

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Xanthocarpa'

CORNUS kousa var chinensis 'Xanthocarpa'

Chinese dogwood
Pale green foliage and yellow fruits
Large £55.00 each
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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
£50.00 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
£17.50 each
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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.
£40.00 each
JAMESIA americana

JAMESIA americana

Fivepetal cliffbush, Waxflower
a variety with erect greyish-green leaves and fragrant white flowers in clusters
£35.00 each
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
£22.50 each
LAURELIOPSIS philippiana

LAURELIOPSIS philippiana

Tepa
Handsome evergreen tree from Chile with a semi-weeping habit. Highly aromatic leathery leaves. Small green flowers in late spring. Perfectly hardy if grown in a sheltered wooded glade
£55.00 each
LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina 'Spinners'

LIQUIDAMBAR acalycina 'Spinners'

Sweet gum
New leaves emerge a dark blackish-purple then turning red and gradually fading to green. Rich burgundy colours in autumn
£17.50 each
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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
Medium £55.00 each
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Large £65.00 each
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Specimen £80.00 each
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
Medium £55.00 each
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MAGNOLIA amoena

MAGNOLIA amoena

Tianmu magnolia
Tiny delicate white to light pink flowers
Medium £60.00 each
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MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

MAGNOLIA 'Cecil Nice'

An absolute picture when in full flower with row upon row of upright white flowers
Medium £55.00 each
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MAGNOLIA decidua

MAGNOLIA decidua

Formerly Manglietia decidua. Attractive new growth and scented white flowers
Large £65.00 each
MAGNOLIA 'Goldfinch'

MAGNOLIA 'Goldfinch'

Very light yellow flowers. Blooms at an early age and earlier in the season than many other yellow forms
Medium £60.00 each
MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

A hybrid between M. 'David Clulow' and M. sprengeri elongata. Interesting white flowers with rose stamens
Medium £55.00 each
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Large £65.00 each
Specimen £80.00 each
MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'

MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'

Bright yellow flowers. Another of Phillipe de Spoelberch's excellent hybrids
Large £65.00 each
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MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Pride of Norway'

MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Pride of Norway'

Semi-pendulous flowers with vivid purple centres. Perhaps not quite colossal but certainly very large and plentiful flowers
Large £65.00 each
MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

A pinkish form of this small growing magnolia which is closely related to M. denudata
£60.00 each
Large £70.00 each
NYSSA aquatica

NYSSA aquatica

Cotton gum, Water tupelo
A rare tree with obovate-oblong leaves which have downy undersides. An American species
£16.00 each
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Large £50.00 each
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OXYDENDRUM arboreum

OXYDENDRUM arboreum

Sorrel tree, Sourwood
racemes of white flowers and superb crimson and yellow autumn colouring
£20.00 each
Large £65.00 each
PISTACIA vera

PISTACIA vera

Pistachio
Small tree from Central Asia. Produces edible nuts
£17.50 each
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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
£16.50 each
POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

Red stalked ovate and slender pointed leaves. Fragrant creamy-yellow flowers in conical panicles
Large £40.00 each
Specimen £60.00 each
QUERCUS liaotungensis

QUERCUS liaotungensis

Liaotung oak
A dense full crowned species from China and Mongolia with leaves which hang on for most of the winter. The acorns are used in the treatment of arthritis
£30.00 each
QUERCUS semecarpifolia

QUERCUS semecarpifolia

Oak
One of the most attractive and unusual of oak species with broad leathery leaves, spiny at the margins
£30.00 each
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QUERCUS virginiana

QUERCUS virginiana

Southern live oak
Tall growing species with longitudinally furrowed bark. It keeps its leaves throughout the winter dropping them only when the new growth emerges
£15.00 each

RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

RHODODENDRON 'Crest' (Hawk Group)
 AWARD

RHODODENDRON 'Crest' (Hawk Group)

Bell-shaped primrose-yellow flowers from orange buds. Reddish-purple new growth
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £20.00 each   £22.50 each
RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

Deciduous with deep rose-pink flowers
£25.00 each

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