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Around the campus - Spring Blooms 2008
Some images of the early Spring.
Naturalised daffodils near Polden Court
Viburnum x burkwoodii Evergreen shrub, flowers prolifically with very fragrant flowers. A gem for any garden, as it can flower from January to May!
There are many examples around campus, including South car park.
Osmanthus heterophyllus variety 'Variegatus' (origin Japan), it looks much like a holly at a distance. It is fairly slow growing to provide a very compact and neat shrub, with little or no pruning required, ideal for hedges. It is not used or widely known as it deserves.
An example is located on the north side of the Sports Training Village, near the Arts Barn.
Narcissus 'Carlton' in a mass along the Univeristy boundary at Claverton Down Road.
The Lenten Rose Helleborus orientalis varieties north of the Sports Training Village.
Nine Bark (Physocarpus opulifolius variety 'Luteus') just now coming into leaf. Note the great colours. It flowers in May and June, its origins are eastern USA. It will grow on any soil....even rubble!
See this specimen on The Avenue embankment south of the STV.
Ornamental corkscrew Willow (Salix erythroflexuosa variety 'Golden Curls', origin China.
See this along the pathway next to the ponds on level one.
Berberis julianae a very dense everygreen Berberis, origin China. First cultivated in England in 1900. An excellent variety for hedges or screening, also ideal for security as it has large spines.
Examples located near the Department of Estates.
Photinia x fraseri variety 'Red Robin', a variety raised in New Zealand.
See this north of the Sports Training Village and several sites around campus.
Viburnum x bodnantense variety 'Dawn' hybrid raised at the National Trust Gardens at Bodnant, North Wales. It is very frost resistant.
See examples near the lake and by 9 West.
For more information, contact Peter Brown, Landscape Manager on 5552.