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Arbutus menziesii Weigela middendorffian Rhododendron cinnabarinum
Weigela middendorffiana (Yellow Weigela)
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Rhododendron cinnabarinum
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A beautiful iconic native tree of the North American Pacific Coast. A broadleaf evergreen tree with huge clusters of incredibly sweet honey scented nectar filled bell white flowers in the spring. You can hear the buzz of hummingbirds and other nectar seekers. In the fall, green berries ripen to a brilliant orange. The rich red-cinnamon coloured bark peels off in sheets during the growing season revealing the smooth new green-tan coloured bark. Grows to 12m tall with 6m spread with graceful twists and artful curves (never straight).

A unique sweetly scented yellow flowered Weigela...whereas most Weigela have white to pink flowers, the trumpets on this species are primrose yellow with a contrasting orange blotch at its lower petal.  Its larger diameter flowers allows a greater variety of nectar seekers to visit in mid to late spring.  Profuse bloom on new growth so with its fine branching and twiggy form it can put on quite a show.  Grows to 2-3m in height with equal spread.  Fast growing.  Protect from strong winds. Rhodo enthusiasts name this elegant species as one of the most sought after by collectors. Waxy tubular flowers appear in early May and range in colour from mustard yellow to orange to scarlet. In spring, its blue green waxy young leaves have a pleasant cinnamon-camphor scent.  Known to sporadically bloom from June to frost.  Very fine seed.
Camellia sinensis seedlings Rhododendron dendrocharis
Camellia sinensis (Chinese Tea Camellia)
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Rhododendron dendrocharis
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25 in stock!
Cornus walteri (Walter's Dogwood)
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Chinese tea, the world's most renowned beverage.  Whether it be green, black, white, yellow, pu-erh, ooling it all comes from the processed tender young leaves and shoots of Camellia sinensis.  Glossy gorgeous dark green leaves.  Smallish white fragrant flowers bloom in the fall, the huge yellow boss of staemens provides a late boon for pollen and nectar seekers.  The plants we put in the garden as a hardiness test survives its full morning sun non protected site.  Over three winters (fully exposed to -12C), there isn't any evidence of die back. Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised as fully mature specimens live in Vancouver and a plantation is being established further down island.  I plan on a lovely hedge sometime in the near future and enjoy our own tea...from both leaves and flowers. Grow as bonsai, pruned to shrubs to small 5m trees (depending on the amount of harvesting done). Grow your own organic fragrant tea. A sweet little dwarf rhododendron introduced to the gardening world in 1981, and still rare in cultivation.  Fairly large flowers in April can clothe the plant in pink.  Spiky fuzz on the densely clustered stems add interest once the blooms are gone.  Will be wider than tall making it less prone to break under a snow load.  Slow growing...will reach 50 cm tall and 1 meter wide over time.

Endangered. Fast-growing flowering small tree. In spring 10cm wide umbels of creamy white flowers clothe branch and red twig tips, very showy against its deep green foliage. Lance shaped leaves are smooth margin-ed and turn a deep purple in the fall. Plump fleshy black fruits are loved by birds. Shrub form when young; becoming tree like (to 12m) when older. Lovely alligator bark when mature. Drought tolerant; great shade tree hardy enough for the street plantings. A great plant for pollinators.