Tag: Sorbus

Arran’s unique trees

The trees planted adjacent to the coffee shop at the East Gate Lodge include three species found only on Arran on the west coast of Scotland. The origin…

Trees in nursery. Photo by Tony Garn

Something new

Luckily the Nursery suffered less damage to its infrastructure than the main Garden. However, the skin of one of the largest tunnels was completely blown off. Fortunately, there…

Sorbus caloneura. Photo by Tony Garn

Sorbus caloneura

Early to leaf out; Sorbus caloneura is at its best as the winter buds burst and the fresh foliage expands. This wide branched small tree has deeply veined…

Davidia involucrata. Photo by Tony Garn

Review of the year

The year opened with snow on the ground and saw a continuation of the longest unbroken freezing spell for several decades. The snow just continued to fall, blowing…

Rosa glomerata. Photo by Tony Garn

Season’s greetings

The shortest day dawns and we can hope the weather improves with increased day length. The country proverb that when the Holly is prolific with berries we will…

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii. Photo by Tony Garn

Pink perfection, white reflection

Of note in the Garden are two Sorbus species displaying berries worthy of attention. Both native to Sichuan Province, China but with a wider distribution through China and…

Jasminum nudiflorum

Review of the year

A year of snowfall; snow fell of a quality not seen in Edinburgh for several years. On the 9th February; we even resorted to attaching the snow plough…

Sorbus commixta

The brightest berry of the season?

Sorbus commixta has the brightest berries of the genus; bright red in colour with a lustrous sheen. It does increase their appeal when the sun shines on them…

Sorbus alnifolia

Late season canopy colour

Catch this canopy with the low sun and you will understand why Reginald Farrer grabbed a handful of berries and returned with the seed from Gansu Province, China…

Highlights: 12.10.07

A favourite of the curator: Acer distylum, native to Japan from where it was introduced in 1879. Rare in cultivation but seen in the wild where it has…

Highlights: 10.10.07

The autumn colours on the deciduous tree canopy are now reaching their best. The yellows of the Betula and Hamamelis collections, reds of the Sorbus and Euonymus species…