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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CERCIS glabra

CERCIS glabra

Judas tree

pink flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£20.00 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 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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

 
£60.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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 AWARD
DIPELTA floribunda

DIPELTA floribunda

Rosy dipelta

fragrant weigela-like flowers which are pink flushed yellow at the throat. An underrated plant

 
£30.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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 AWARD
DISANTHUS cercidifolius

DISANTHUS cercidifolius

rare rounded multi-stemmed shrub with heart-shaped leaves which is grown primarily for its quite outstanding autumn colour. Leaves turn yellow, orange, red and finally purple in autumn

 
£75.00 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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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 
 AWARD
ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens

ENKIANTHUS cernuus rubens

deep red tinged flowers with deep reddish-purple autumn colour

 
£30.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Large
£45.00  
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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ENKIANTHUS deflexus

ENKIANTHUS deflexus

cream flowers veined with pink. One of the most striking species

 
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£40.00 each 
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 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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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 
 

EUONYMUS myrianthus

Spindle

upright shrub. Orange-yellow fruit

 
£25.00 each 
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 
FITZROYA cupressoides

FITZROYA cupressoides

Alerce cypress, Patagonian cypress

large graceful drooping branches on this bluish conifer which has a cypress-like habit. Surprisingly hardy but needs shelter from strong wind to avoid damage to more mature branches

 
Large
£50.00 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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FORESTIERA neomexicana

FORESTIERA neomexicana

New Mexico olive, New Mexico privet

Rare - These plants are either in short supply, when ordering you may need to go on a waiting list, we will contact you.

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

 
£30.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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 
Estimated availability autumn 2022
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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 
Availability yet to be determined
We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
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x GORDLINIA grandiflora

x GORDLINIA grandiflora

large camellia-like flowers. Mildly fragrant

 
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£20.00 each 
GREVILLEA miqueliana subsp. moroka

GREVILLEA miqueliana subsp. moroka

Mount Wellington form, Oval-leaf grevillea

wavy, round, evergreen leaves. Clusters of pendant flowers in a mixture of hues, orange, yellow and pink

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £12 each
£16.50 each 
GRISELINIA ruscifolia

GRISELINIA ruscifolia

Broadleaf

seldom-grown species. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves

 
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£15.00 each 
ILLICIUM oligandrum

ILLICIUM oligandrum

Anise

small yellowish star-shaped flowers

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

ILLICIUM philippinense

Anise

white, pink-tinged flowers

 
£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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JAMESIA americana

JAMESIA americana

Fivepetal cliffbush, Waxflower

a variety with erect greyish-green leaves and fragrant white flowers in clusters

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£35.00 each 
JUGLANS ailanthifolia

JUGLANS ailanthifolia

Heartnut, Japanese walnut, Jupiter's nuts

handsome leaves which can be up to 3 feet long.

 
£60.00 each 

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