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 x conspicuum 'Mozart'

ACER x conspicuum 'Mozart'

Snake-bark maple

an outstanding new selection with silver striped deep-purple bark

 
£40.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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ACER x conspicuum 'Phoenix'

ACER x conspicuum 'Phoenix'

Snake-bark maple

white striping on the bark and bright red new shoots which hold their colour into winter

 
Small
£45.00  
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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£70.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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 
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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 
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AESCULUS flava

AESCULUS flava

Sweet buckeye

yellow flowers and good autumn tints

 
£25.00 each 
AESCULUS glabra

AESCULUS glabra

Buckeye, Ohio Buckeye

yellow-green flowers

 
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£25.00 each 
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AESCULUS x neglecta 'Erythroblastos'

AESCULUS x neglecta 'Erythroblastos'

Buckeye, Sunrise horse chestnut

red leaf stalks and leaves that unfold a spectacular cream and bright pink. They then become yellow and turn green by midsummer

 
£35.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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 
ARALIA cachemirica

ARALIA cachemirica

Himalayan spikenard

(syn. A. macrophylla). Large green pinnate leaves turning red and purple in autumn

 
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£25.00 each 
ARALIA cordata

ARALIA cordata

Japanese spikenard

white flowers in large umbels. Pinnate green leaves

 
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£25.00 each 
ARALIA racemosa

ARALIA racemosa

Angelica tree

soft-stemmed herbaceous perennial. Dark red stems and large green leaves. Racemes of white flowers

 
£25.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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ARBUTUS andrachne

ARBUTUS andrachne

Grecian strawberry tree

smooth bark, peeling in summer to reveal a green layer which later becomes orange-brown

 
£30.00 each 
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022
Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
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ARBUTUS x andrachnoides

ARBUTUS x andrachnoides

Hybrid strawberry tree

lime tolerant and hardy this small tree has beautiful cinnamon-red branches. It flowers in late autumn and winter

 
£30.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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ARISTOLOCHIA sempervirens

ARISTOLOCHIA sempervirens

Birthwort

(syn. Aristolochia altissima) - Evergreen climber with glossy heart-shaped leaves. Pitcher-shaped dullish-red flowers with a bright yellow throat

 
£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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BAMBOO Chusquea culeou

BAMBOO Chusquea culeou

hardy species forming dense clumps. Olive green canes grow 3-4 metres with the leafy branches in a bottlebrush effect

 
Large
£60.00 each 
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BAMBOO Indocalamus tessellatus

BAMBOO Indocalamus tessellatus

Large-leaved bamboo

grows to 1 to 1.5 metres in height. Spreading

 
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£25.00 each 
BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

BERBERIDOPSIS beckleri

Coral plant

small pinkish-red flowers. Evergreen climber

 
£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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BERBERIS temolaica

BERBERIS temolaica

Barberry

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

 
£40.00 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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BERBERIS valdiviana

BERBERIS valdiviana

Barberry

a wonderful species with long drooping racemes of saffron-yellow flowers and large leathery spineless leaves

 
£35.00 each 
BUDDLEJA stenostachya

BUDDLEJA stenostachya

Buddleia, Butterfly bush

woolly leaves and lilac mauve flowers

 
£17.50 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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

 
£17.50 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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CALOTHAMNUS quadrifidus

CALOTHAMNUS quadrifidus

Common net bush, One-sided bottlebrush

Grey-green needle-like leaves and bottlebrush flowers arranged on one side of the stem. Flowers are usually red, though some forms are yellow or white

 
£20.00 each 
CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

CALYCANTHUS floridus 'Athens'

Carolina allspice, Carolina sweetshrub

a form with double pale yellow flowers. Very fragrant

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£35.00 each 
CAMPYLOTROPIS macrocarpa

CAMPYLOTROPIS macrocarpa

Red-stemmed racemes of purple/white flowers in late summer. Attractive trifoliate leaves

 
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£20.00 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
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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 
CARPINUS polyneura

CARPINUS polyneura

Hornbeam

reddish-purple new growth of willow-like appearance. Strongly veined leaves with long pinted tips

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
CERCIS glabra

CERCIS glabra

Judas tree

pink flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£20.00 each 

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