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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PLATYCRATER arguta

PLATYCRATER arguta

Tea of heaven

narrow, slightly toothed leaves. Small white flowers in late summer

 
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£18.50 each 
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

 
£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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POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

POLIOTHYRSIS sinensis

red-stalked ovate and slender pointed leaves. Fragrant creamy-yellow flowers in conical panicles

 
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£55.00 each 
POLYLEPIS australis

POLYLEPIS australis

small, blue-grey, pinnate leaves and peeling, rich cinnamon-coloured bark

 
£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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Large
£50.00 each 
Unavailable
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PROTEA Banksia serrata

PROTEA Banksia serrata

Old man banksia, Red honeysuckle, Saw banksia, Saw-toothed banksia

serrated leaves and yellow-green flowers

 
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£20.00 each 
PROTEA Hakea laurina

PROTEA Hakea laurina

Emu bush, Kodjet, Pin-cushion hakea

flowers resemble a pin-cushion in shape when open, with a red-pink globular centre and white pins radiating out

 
£25.00 each 
PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

PROTEA Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

Waratah

brilliant red flowers

 
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£47.50 each 
PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

PROTEA Telopea 'Shady Lady White'

Waratah

white flowers

 
£47.50 each 
Available late spring to early summer 2025
Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

PROTEA Telopea speciosissima

New South Wales waratah

a large vigorous evergreen shrub from Australia which grows up to 3 metres. Deep green serrated leaves complement spectacular large red domed flowers. Has survived -6oC in Cornwall but needs protection from strong winds and severe frosts

 
£47.50 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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PSEUDOTAXUS chienii

PSEUDOTAXUS chienii

White berry yew

large shrub or small tree. Yew-like leaves and white fruits on female plants

 
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£25.00 each 
QUERCUS buckleyi

QUERCUS buckleyi

Texas red oak

leaf margined heavily divided. Brilliant red or yellow autumn colour

 
Grafted
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£40.00 each 
QUERCUS pontica

QUERCUS pontica

Armenian oak, Pontine oak

shrubby or round-headed tree. Stout, reddish shoots

 
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£35.00 each 
 AWARD
QUERCUS rhysophylla 'Maya'

QUERCUS rhysophylla 'Maya'

Loquat-leaf oak

a hardy Mexican oak with attractive downy reddish new growth maturing to a bullate glossy green

 
£35.00 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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QUERCUS x warei 'Chimney Fire'

QUERCUS x warei 'Chimney Fire'

Oak

vivid red autumn colour

 
£30.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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REHDERODENDRON macrocarpum

REHDERODENDRON macrocarpum

small tree with cup-shaped pendent white flowers, slightly scented, followed by bright red ribbed fruits

 
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£30.00 each 

RHODODENDRON SCENTED

RHODODENDRON 'Bert's Own'

RHODODENDRON 'Bert's Own'

highly scented creamy-white flowers

 
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £25.00 each
£30.00 each 
RHODODENDRON lindleyi

RHODODENDRON lindleyi

a straggly upright habit but one of the most beautiful and scented rhododendrons when in flower. Pure white in trusses of 3 or 5 flowers

 
Large only
£45.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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RHODODENDRON SPECIES

RHODODENDRON burmanicum

RHODODENDRON burmanicum

Semi-dwarf rhododendron. Greenish-yellow flowers

 
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £24.00 each
£27.50 each 
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RHODODENDRON falconeri

RHODODENDRON falconeri

large leaves and huge creamy-yellow trusses of bell-shaped flowers with purple blotches

 
£35.00 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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RHODODENDRON maddenii

RHODODENDRON maddenii

white flowers and leathery leaves

 
£27.50 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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RHODODENDRON serpyllifolium

RHODODENDRON serpyllifolium

the smallest leafed rhododendron which is really a mini azalea.Tiny rose-pink flowers

 
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £24.00 each
£27.50 each 

RHODODENDRON HYBRIDS

RHODODENDRON 'Angelo'

RHODODENDRON 'Angelo'

huge trusses of trumpet-shaped pale pink flowers, highly scented

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £24.00 each
£27.50 each 
Available again from August 2024
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also Large
£45.00 each 
Available from July 2024
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RHODODENDRON 'Apricot Nectar'

RHODODENDRON 'Apricot Nectar'

apricot flowers with ruffled edges.

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £24.00 each
£27.50 each 
Unavailable
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RHODODENDRON 'Crossbill'

RHODODENDRON 'Crossbill'

Caerhays hybrid with pale yellow flowers tinged red

 
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MULTIBUY Any 3+ £24.00 each
£27.50 each 
RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Finesse'

RHODODENDRON 'Hachmann's Finesse'

pure yellow

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £24.00 each
£27.50 each 
Available again from August 2024
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RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

RHODODENDRON 'Ostara'

deep rose-pink flowers before the leaves emerge

 
Large only
£45.00 each 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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RHODODENDRON 'Polar Bear'

RHODODENDRON 'Polar Bear'

the last rhododendron to flower in mid-late summer with enormous scent and pure white flowers

 
£35.00 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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also Large
£50.00 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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RUBUS calophyllus

RUBUS calophyllus

Bramble

beautiful foliage with large ovate leaves which are silvery and silky-haired beneath. Needs a sheltered position

 
£15.50 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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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

 
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£20.00 each 
SCHEFFLERA gracilis

SCHEFFLERA gracilis

smaller aralia with dark green leaflets on purple stems. White flowers in round clusters

 
£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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