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Giles

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Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« on: February 03, 2012, 11:35:00 AM »
Prunus 'Hally Jolivette'

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 01:55:26 PM »
My goodness.. what a sweet early flower, Giles.
Well, it seems early to me... perhaps down south you are accustomed to such treats ?
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 04:57:00 PM »
Not early, quite a few Prunus in flower around here
..and the flowers turn pink as they age, giving the plant a nice piebald effect.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 06:21:39 PM »
Trees lovers may be interested in this posting on the UBC site today.  Given its low elevation in China I wonder how cold hardy it really is?  Sensational flowers.

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2012/02/melliodendron-xylocarpum.php

Hamamelis 'Jelena', the biggest tree in the city is in full flower today. It appears to have been in flower for quite some time. This cultivar is always the first to flower - anytime from just before Xmas till early February. Given the mild winter to date it is rather strange 'Arnold Promise' is not even showing a hint of colour. +5c, rain and the temperature to descend tomorrow.

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 08:49:21 AM »
Prunus mume

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 11:45:05 AM »
Lovely cherries, Giles!! Is the Prunus mume a "plain" non-cultivar mume?

The Melliodendron xylocarpum in the POTD post is stunning. I see there is one in the botanical garden in Spain the holds the yearly plant fair I go to. I will look out for it! It would be wonderful to catch it in flower.
Chloe, Ponte de Lima, North Portugal, zone 9+

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 02:32:32 PM »
Chloe,
It's 'Beni-Chidori' - the only one readily available here.
I really like the 'flowers-on-bare-stems' - be it Hamamelis, Viburnum, ...Magnolia,.. etc
I'm glad you like it  8)

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 04:30:41 PM »
I really like the 'flowers-on-bare-stems' - be it Hamamelis, Viburnum, ...Magnolia,.. etc

Me too! The magnolias are out here - and we have many very splendid magnolias - but with such a dry winter the flower colours seem duller than usual.
Another very common flower-on-bare-stem plant here (and in flower) is Chaenomeles - the variety found in local gardens seems to have a particularly dark pink flower that doesn't look quite like anything I've found in books or on the internet. I ought to take photos ...
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 04:48:16 PM »
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Another very common flower-on-bare-stem plant here (and in flower) is Chaenomeles - the variety found in local gardens seems to have a particularly dark pink flower that doesn't look quite like anything I've found in books or on the internet. I ought to take photos ...

Yes, please  :D
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 04:40:17 AM »
Prunus 'Gotenba-zakura', it is said that a natural hybrid from P. incisa with some other pink flowered cherry.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 01:19:42 PM »
Some more incisa's; incisa cultivars and incisa hybrids; nipponica hybrids.
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 06:02:28 PM »
Thought I would add to the lovely pics above:  At RBGE today the stunning Magnolia campbellii 'Charles Raffill' (I hope this works, - i have just read about the problems members are experiencing in posting pics)

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 06:11:29 PM »
It seems to have worked first go.  Also at RBGE today a legacy of the January gales - Castanea sativa (Sweet chestnut) at the edge of the Rock Garden

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The beautifully scented Corylopsis sinensis v. calvescens (or should that be 'caulescens'?)

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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 08:43:40 PM »
Maureen,

what a fantastic Magnolia  :P :P . Always a dream for my area  :'(
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Re: Trees in parks and gardens 2012
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 09:21:47 PM »
It doesn't get any better than campbellii in the Magnolia world. :o :o :o

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