A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mid Summer Beauties

Crinodendron hookeranum
Four plants to be found in flower in June at High Beeches Garden.

Crindodendron hookeranum a native of Chile and introduced by William Lobb in 1848.  A large shrub requiring lime free soil and partial shade. 

Styrax hemsleyana

Styrax hemsleyana a beautiful small tree from China introduced by E H Wilson in 1900.

Picea brewerana

Rhododendron Margaret Falmouth

Young growth and flowers on Picea brewerana. A medium sized conical tree Brewer's weeping spruce is probably one of the most beautiful of the spruces.  It was introduced from NW California in 1891 and is rare in the wild

Rhododendron Margaret Falmouth.  A late flowering hybrid rhododendron (Rh.griffithianum x Rh auriculatum).  A big shrub with large white scented flowers.

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