What's Happening In Propagation

Posted: November 5, 2009 at 10:07 am Author: Penny Jones

I’ve been out walking around the arboretum over the last few weeks, finding just the right location for 270 different specimens of trees and shrubs.

Quite a job as you can imagine (covering an area of 600 acres), but one that is very enjoyable too. Of course I have to make sure that each specimen I plant, fits into the original Holford style which is quite a responsibility.

I’m happy to say that my seed collecting trip to Japan last autumn has proved to be very successful as I’m already using those plants that germinated from seed last Spring.


Some of the specimens are: Betula maximowicziana, Cornus kousa, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Clerodendrum trichotomum, Malus tschonoskii, Pterostyrax hispidus, Malus tschonoskii, Pterostyrax hispidus, Betula maximowicziana.