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

 
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£50.00 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  
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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ACER triflorum

ACER triflorum

Rough-barked maple, Three-flower maple

Grey-brown bark and unevenly toothed palmate leaves

 
Small
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£35.00 each 
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

 
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£30.00 each 
AESCULUS turbinata

AESCULUS turbinata

Buckeye, Japanese horse chestnut

a large quick growing tree with yellowish-white flowers with a red spot

 
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£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

 
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£35.00 each 
BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

Coral plant

Small pinkish-red flowers. Evergreen climber

 
£20.00 each 
Available late spring to early summer 2022
Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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BERBERIS temolaica

BERBERIS temolaica

Barberry

White-glaucous arching stems, later purple. Grey-green leaves

 
£40.00 each 
Available late spring to early summer 2022
Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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BUDDLEJA stenostachya

BUDDLEJA stenostachya

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

Woolly leaves and lilac mauve flowers

 
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£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

 
£17.50 each 
Available Early Spring 2022
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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
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£30.00 each 
CARPINUS kawakamii

CARPINUS kawakamii

Hornbeam

Small tree in cultivation. Serrated leaves and long catkins

 
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£25.00 each 
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 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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CLETHRA pringlei

CLETHRA pringlei

Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

Semi-evergreen and preferring a warm site this usa species has long racemes of cinnamon scented flowers

 
£17.50 each 
Available Early Spring 2022
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

us species with long tapering racemes of flowers. Suckers are produced from the base of the plant to create a spreading clump

 
£27.50 each 
Available Early Spring 2022
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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Large
£45.00  
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 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

Heavily scented white flowers in winter

 
£55.00 each 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

Deep purple-pink, darker in bud. Comparatively large flowers and highly scented

 
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£60.00 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

 
Medium
£75.00  
Available again from summer 2022
Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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 
Available Early Spring 2022
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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 
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ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens

ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens

Deep red tinged flowers with deep reddish-purple autumn colour

 
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£30.00 each 
Large
£45.00  
Available Early Spring 2022
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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 
Available Early Spring 2022
Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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

 
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£20.00 each 
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 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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EUPTELIA pleiosperma

EUPTELIA pleiosperma

(syn. Franchetii) - a rare tree or large shrub with attractive copper-tinted new growth and excellent autumn colour. Leaves have jagged teeth

 
£25.00 each 
Available again FEBRUARY 2022
fresh stock in late winter
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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

 
£30.00 each 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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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

 
£40.00 each 
GEVUINA avellana

GEVUINA avellana

Chilean hazel, Chilean nut

Handsome polished pinnate leaves and unusual panicles of white flowers. Grows best in sheltered conditions

 
£40.00 each 
Available again from summer 2022
Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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x GORDLINIA grandiflora

x GORDLINIA grandiflora

Large camellia-like flowers. Mildly fragrant

 
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£20.00 each 

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