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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PHYLLOCLADUS trichomanoides var alpinus

PHYLLOCLADUS trichomanoides var alpinus

Alpine celery pine, Mountain toatoa
Rare, slow growing and stunted conifer with small green 'leaflets'
 
£20.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
PILGERODENDRON uviferum

PILGERODENDRON uviferum

A rare slow growing upright conifer with scale-like leaves in four ranks
 
small £25.00   Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £55.00 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
 
£20.00 each 
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PODOCARPUS henkellii

PODOCARPUS henkellii

Henkel's yellowwood
South African species which has proved just as hardy as P. salignus in the last 3 winters. Extremely long and slightly curved dark green leaves. A compact growing small tree
 
£20.00 each 
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POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

Red stalked ovate and slender pointed leaves. Fragrant creamy-yellow flowers in conical panicles
 
£45.00 each 
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POLYLEPIS australis

POLYLEPIS australis

Small, blue-grey, pinnate leaves and peeling, rich cinnamon-coloured bark
 
£30.00 each 
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Large £45.00  
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QUERCUS insignis

QUERCUS insignis

Oak
This Mexican species produces its attractive pink secondary new growth in the autumn and therefore needs a very sheltered frost free location to get established
 
£40.00 each 
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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  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

Deciduous with deep rose-pink flowers
 
£25.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
RUBUS calophyllus

RUBUS calophyllus

Bramble
Beautiful foliage with large ovate leaves which are silvery and silky-haired beneath. Needs a sheltered position
 
£14.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
SAXEGOTHAEA conspicua

SAXEGOTHAEA conspicua

Prince Albert's yew
a conifer from Chile and Argentina named in honour of Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria from the Prussian province from which he came. It has a yew-like appearance with drooping branches and is an attractive ornamental tree
 
£17.00 each 
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STACHYURUS sigeyosii

STACHYURUS sigeyosii

A semi-evergreen tall growing shrub with arching branches and thick leaves. Flowers in profusion in early spring. Consist of long pendulous racemes of yellow on bare stems
 
£17.50 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
STAPHYLEA bumalda

STAPHYLEA bumalda

Bladdernut
Trifoliate leaves which have good autumn colour and glabrous greyish brown bark. White flowers and greenish fruit in MAY-JUN. A Japanese species
 
£27.50 each 
STYRAX formosanus var. formosanus

STYRAX formosanus var. formosanus

Formosan snowbell, Snowbell tree
The most beautiful of all the styrax with large white pendulous star-shaped flowers and distinctive smooth bark
 
£30.00 each  Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
XERONEMA callistemon

XERONEMA callistemon

Poor knight's lily
A perennial herb with bright green sword-like leaves similar to an iris. A long stem emerges from the centre of the clump of leaves bearing a callistemon-like flower with masses of coral-red stamens tipped with yellow anthers
 
£20.00 each 
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ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum

ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum

Japan pepper
Spiny pepper with small, yellow-green flowers and tiny, red, berry-like fruits
 
£25.00 each 
ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum purple-leaved

ZANTHOXYLUM piperitum purple-leaved

Japan pepper
Rare form of Japan pepper. Aromatic shiny purple foliage. Leaves small and pinnate. Spiny stems
 
£25.00 each 
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