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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 'Olivia'

MAGNOLIA 'Olivia'

Bright yellow flowers. Another of Phillipe de Spoelberch's excellent hybrids
Medium £60.00 each
MAGNOLIA salicifolia

MAGNOLIA salicifolia

Willow-leaved magnolia
Leaves and bark are lemon-scented. Smallish white flowers in April
Medium £60.00 each
MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Pride of Norway'

MAGNOLIA sieboldii 'Pride of Norway'

Semi-pendulous flowers with vivid purple centres. Perhaps not quite colossal but certainly very large and plentiful flowers
Large £70.00 each
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MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

MAGNOLIA zenii 'Pink Parchment'

A pinkish form of this small growing magnolia which is closely related to M. denudata
£60.00 each
Large £70.00 each
MICHELIA martinii

MICHELIA martinii

Leathery leaves and fragrant brownish-yellow flowers
£60.00 each
MICHELIA maudiae

MICHELIA maudiae

Flowers are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Pure white 9 petalled flowers followed by pendulous follicles of red seeds
£60.00 each
MYRCIA laruotteana var. paraguayensis

MYRCIA laruotteana var. paraguayensis

Small aromatic leaves, white flowers
MULTIBUY   individually £15.00 each, 3+ £12.00 each
OXYDENDRUM arboreum

OXYDENDRUM arboreum

Sorrel tree, Sourwood
racemes of white flowers and superb crimson and yellow autumn colouring
£22.50 each
Large £65.00 each
PERSEA japonica

PERSEA japonica

Exfoliating bark and greenish-white flowers on red stalks once this evergreen has matured
£25.00 each
PILGERODENDRON uviferum

PILGERODENDRON uviferum

A rare slow growing upright conifer with scale-like leaves in four ranks
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
£16.50 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
Large £45.00 each
POLYLEPIS australis

POLYLEPIS australis

Small, blue-grey, pinnate leaves and peeling, rich cinnamon-coloured bark
£30.00 each
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PTEROCARYA tonkinensis

PTEROCARYA tonkinensis

Wing nut
Pinnate leaves and whitish-grey bark. Similar to P. stenoptera
£17.50 each
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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
£35.00 each
QUERCUS liaotungensis

QUERCUS liaotungensis

Liaotung oak
A dense full crowned species from China and Mongolia with leaves which hang on for most of the winter. The acorns are used in the treatment of arthritis
£30.00 each
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QUERCUS pontica

QUERCUS pontica

Armenian oak, Pontine oak
An oak with shrubby habit and huge ovate leaves. Good autumn colour
£25.00 each
QUERCUS virginiana

QUERCUS virginiana

Southern live oak
Tall growing species with longitudinally furrowed bark. It keeps its leaves throughout the winter dropping them only when the new growth emerges
£16.00 each
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RHODODENDRON SPECIES

RHODODENDRON ciliatum

RHODODENDRON ciliatum

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Early pink
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £20.00 each   £22.50 each
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RHODODENDRON maddenii

RHODODENDRON maddenii

White flowers and leathery leaves
£25.00 each
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RHODODENDRON wardii

RHODODENDRON wardii

Flowers clear yellow, sometimes with a crimson basal blotch, saucer-shaped, in loose trusses
£30.00 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
RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

Deciduous with deep rose-pink flowers
£25.00 each
Large only £35.00 each
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
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
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
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 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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