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Around the Campus - April 2008
'Honey Bush' (Melianthus major). Dramatic plant, exotic foliage. Grows in warm sheltered position. Can be seen in large courtyard at 4 South building. Unusual to rare in gardens. Origin : South Africa.
Marsh Marigold/Kingcup (Caltha palustris). See these at edges of ponds level 1.
'Great White Cherry' (Prunus 'Tai Haku' to be seen on the south side of the STV facing the Avenue. This is still a young specimen planted in 2005-6.
This Japanese Cherry will eventually be eye-catching in its location, as the variety has the largest flowers of all the cultivated varieties of cherry.
Darwin's Barbary (Berberis darwinii) evergreen Berberis. Collected 1835 during the voyage of 'The Beagle'. Several specimens on campus, especially around 5 West. Origin : Chile.
'Snowy Mespilus' (Amelanchier lamarkii). See near Arts Barn and STV. Origin : Canada.
Spiraea x cinerea variety 'Grefsheim'. Earliest Spiraea to flower. See this on the main road near South car park. Origin : Norway
Stachyurus praecox (no common name in the UK as this is a rarity here). See in Japanese Courtyard and near Polden residence. Origin : coastal areas of Japan.
Blossoms on campus
Viburnum 'Park Farm Hybrid'. Seen in 4 South courtyard (planted 2001). Pink buds, very fragrant flowers. Hybrid between Viburnum Burkwoodii and Viburnum Carlesii.
For more information, contact Peter Brown, Landscape Manager on 5552.