Glendoick Non-Rhododendron Plant Introductions and exclusives.
This is just some of the non-rhododendron plants introduced by Glendoick over the years. Most were collected on Cox expeditions.
Agapetes smithiana var major C.&.H. 413 60?m. H2? Introduced for the first time by Peter & Patricia Cox from Arunachal Pradesh in 1965. Beautiful pendulous yellow goblet-shaped flowers along long shoots. Needs a frost free humid conservatory or greenhouse.
Arctostaphylos stanfordiana C.& H. 105, Napa, California. 1-2m. Pale pink flowers in winter on evergreen foliage. A very fine winter flowering shrub with beautiful smooth mahogany trunk. Must have dry roots. Best under eaves of house in full sun.
Asteranthera ovata Balruddry Form. A superb evergreen creeper from Chile with tubular red fls in June-July. Best on a moist shady wall, tree stump or log. Collected by the Andersons.
Chrysopleneum davidianum SBEC 231. Splendid introduction. Showy yellow fls and round soft lvs. Excellent ground cover for moist areas.
Daphne bholua ‘Glendoick®TM' A sister of Jaqueline Postil, this was raised at Glendoick and has survived for almost 20 years on a south wall. Beautiful sweetly scented flowers in winter, as early as December and lasting well into March. The finest form we have seen, Fully evergreen.
Deutsia calycosa AM Farrer. White with purple centre. Collected by Cox & Farrer in Burma. Very fine.
Gentiana ternifolia Collected by Peter Cox on the SBEC expedition in 1981. A fine Autumn Gentian species. There are 2 clones: ‘Dali' and ‘Cangshan'
Kalmiopsis leachiana ‘Glendoick. An intentional cross between Le Piniec and Curry Co. forms of this species which has combined the best characters of both forms. A better doer than 'Le Pineac'. Fine shiny foliage. Best in a peat bed.
Juniperus recurva var coxii This form of the coffin juniper was introduced by Farrer and Euan Cox and named after Euan. It has outstanding weeping branches and there are very fine specimens in the gardens at Glendoick.
Ilex nothofagifolia C&H Discovered by Euan Cox and Farrer and introduced by Peter and Patricia Cox from Arunachal Pradesh, this beautiful slow-growing holly has tiered branches and small red berries. Suitable for mild and west coast gardens. Ilex nothofagifolia HECC collected by Peter & Kenneth Cox is from a higher altitude and should be hardier.
| Lilium mackliniae deep pink form recently collected on Mt Javpo in N.E. India. This is a much deeper colour than the pale pink/white form which is commonly grown. A magnificent plant.
Paeonia mairei ex CH 7029 * Large long-lasting rose-pink fls. in May. A low spreading species which is quite easy to cultivate. A superb Peter Cox introduction.
Podophyllum aurantiocaule This Tibetan species has pendant white flowers under the umbrella leaves. Forms good clumps. Pink Fruit. Likes moisture. Introduced on one of Kenneth Coxs Tibet expeditions by John Roy. So far easy and vigorous.
Polygala chamaebuxus ‘Loibl' and ‘Kamniski', 2 forms of the creeping milkwort collected by Peter & Patricia Cox in the Dolomites. The former has purple and yellow flowers, the latter pink, red, purple and yellow.
Primula moupinensis C.& H. 7038. Splendid introduction, lovely pale lavender-pink fls. Spreads vigorously from runners. Probably the easiest of the Petiolaris Section Primulas.
Satyrium nepalense CH&M. Easy little orchid with numerous small pink flowers in autumn. Rarely offered. Likes similar conditions to Dactylorhiza.
Sorbus are notoriously difficult to identify and we don't have definitive species names for many of them yet. These new wild collected introductions by Peter Cox have been selected from the many at in the collection at Glendoick. The attributes we have looked for are spectacular, long-lasting and large fruit which are still on the tree at Christmas or later. The following have been selected:
‘Glendoick® Spire' Red berries, upright columnar habit, like Prunus amanogawa.
‘Glendoick® Gleam' Pink fading to pale pink, long lasting berries.
‘Glendoick® White Baby' White slow-growing, shrubby.
‘Glendoick® Glory Deep' pink fading to paler pink.
‘Glendoick® Pearl' Large pure white, vigorous.
‘Glendoick® Ruby' Very fine large pinkish-red fruit, fading little. The darkest.
Syringa yunnanensis SBEC 3m+. Pale lilac-pink scented fls, very choice. Vigorous.
Syringa komarowii L. 490 A rare lilac species with pendant dark rose-purple scented fls, very choice.
Ulex gallii ‘Mizzen' A splendid prostrate late summer-autumn-flowering gorse, our own selection from the southern tip of Ireland on a windswept cliff. Excellent ground cover. Not much fun trying to get it out of its pot as it grows like a hedgehog.
Viburnum betulifolium C. 5041 2m. White flowers in June followed by a mass of red berries which persist all winter, one of the most spectacular berrying shrubs we have seen.