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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MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

MAGNOLIA 'Joli Pompom'

a hybrid between M. 'David Clulow' and M. sprengeri elongata. Interesting white flowers with rose stamens

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Specimen
£95.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Lanarth Surprise'

MAGNOLIA 'Lanarth Surprise'

pinkish-purple

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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MAGNOLIA 'Mr Julian'

MAGNOLIA 'Mr Julian'

pale pink

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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Large
£80.00 each 
Specimen
£95.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'

MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'

bright yellow flowers. Another of Phillipe de Spoelberch's excellent hybrids

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Peter Dummer'

MAGNOLIA 'Peter Dummer'

pale pink

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA salicifolia 'Rosea'

MAGNOLIA salicifolia 'Rosea'

Willow-leaved magnolia

delicate pink tinge to flowers especially in bud

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Spring Rite'

MAGNOLIA 'Spring Rite'

very fragrant, large pure white flowers with a hint of pink at the base. Fast growing

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei

MAGNOLIA stellata keiskei

Star magnolia

dense shrubby form with small purplish flowers

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA tamaulipana

MAGNOLIA tamaulipana

white flowers, resembling grandiflora

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
MAGNOLIA 'Tropicana'

MAGNOLIA 'Tropicana'

unusual green-yellow and pink

 
Medium
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£70.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
Specimen
£95.00 each 
MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

a pinkish form of this small growing magnolia which is closely related to M. denudata

 
Medium
£70.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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MALLOTUS japonicus

MALLOTUS japonicus

small flowers in white downy panicles. Dioecious

 
£25.00 each 
Unavailable
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MAYTENUS boaria

MAYTENUS boaria

Maiten

fine-toothed shiny leaves similar to Phillyrea latifolia. Tiny green flowers on this unusual and rare plant

 
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£20.00 each 
MELICYTUS crassifolius

MELICYTUS crassifolius

thick green leaves and small flowers, later white fruits. Native to New Zealand. Thrives in sandy or rocky soils. Dislikes heavy wet soil

 
£20.00 each 
MICHELIA martinii

MICHELIA martinii

leathery leaves and fragrant brownish-yellow flowers

 
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£60.00 each 
MICROTROPIS petelotii

MICROTROPIS petelotii

evergreen leathery leaves

 
£20.00 each 
Available again from summer 2024
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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MYRCIA laruotteana var. paraguayensis

MYRCIA laruotteana var. paraguayensis

a quick growing myrtle-like plant with similar foliage and flowers

 
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£16.00 each 
NOTHOFAGUS menziesii

NOTHOFAGUS menziesii

Silver beech

distinctive small dark green leaves and a silvery white trunk.

 
£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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ORIXA japonica

ORIXA japonica

Japanese orixa

aromatic leaves and small green flowers. Dioecious

 
£25.00 each 
OXYDENDRUM arboreum

OXYDENDRUM arboreum

Sorrel tree, Sourwood

Racemes of white flowers and superb crimson and yellow autumn colouring

 
Small
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£25.00 each 
Large
£80.00 each 
PACHYSTEGIA insignis

PACHYSTEGIA insignis

Marlborough rock daisy

White daisy flowers. Silver felted shoots and silver-backed green leaves

 
£25.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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PERSEA japonica

PERSEA japonica

exfoliating bark and greenish-white flowers on red stalks once this evergreen has matured

 
£20.00 each 
Unavailable
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PERSEA thunbergii

PERSEA thunbergii

Japanese bay, Machilus

(syn. Machilus thunbergii). The most striking feature of this dense large leafed evergreen tree is its striking bright red new growth which is splendid in June

 
£22.00 each 
Unavailable
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PHOTINIA beauverdiana var notabilis

PHOTINIA beauverdiana var notabilis

a graceful cascading mound of a tree with large corymbs of white flowers. Wonderful autumn colour falls to leave clusters of orange-red fruits. An exceptional species but one which is still rare and not widely grown

 
Small
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£19.50 each 
PHOTINIA villosa var coreana

PHOTINIA villosa var coreana

white flowers followed by red fruits. Good autumn colour

 
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£25.00 each 
PHYLICA arborea

PHYLICA arborea

Island Cape myrtle

small needle-like leaves and white flowers

 
£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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PILGERODENDRON uviferum

PILGERODENDRON uviferum

a rare slow growing and erect Chilean tree which is perfectly hardy in the UK. Enjoys growing on a damp or boggy soil

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

PITTOSPORUM adaphniphylloides

Parchment bark

(formerly daphnephylloides) - huge dark green leaves of up to 10 ins. Scented cream flowers and small red fruit. Hardy if sheltered

 
£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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PITTOSPORUM bicolor

PITTOSPORUM bicolor

Parchment bark

downy young stems. Small, maroon-crimson flowers

 
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£16.50 each 
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

 
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£22.50 each 

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