Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Kiftsgate

Kiftsgate Court

Rhododendron 'Fastuosum Flore Plenum' and Embothrium coccineum. The presence of calcifuge plants in the Cotswolds is always a surprise, but there are areas of clay on the highest ground above the limestone where such plants can thrive, and the thriftiness of the Embothrium here demonstrates that it does not necessarily need the mild dampness of the west to prosper. The combination of these two shrubs is bold, but seems to work!

Male Trachycarpus fortunei - as handsome a flowering specimen as I have seen. The yellow infloresecnces of tiny flowers were truly striking.

Polystichum setiferum cultivar

1 comment:

  1. Some of my best plants, shrubs and trees have come from Kiftsgate.They are all still doing well after a decade or more. Better than anything I have ever bought at a garden centre.
    Did you bring any plants home?

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