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A very pretty one :o)

16 Oct, 2010


really lovely plant

16 Oct, 2010


Is that an Arbutus? Its lovely!

8 Nov, 2010


Thanks TT, Yorkshire.
Karen, Yes it is `Rubra` .Bought it from a market stall in Bridgenorth in April this year for the princely sum of £3.
A bargain :o)

8 Nov, 2010


Oh yes, that was a bargain, and it is doing really well! I love Arbutus. I was sad when mine died after the winter. I read yesterday that they are supposed to be fully hardy, but I had always thought they were frost hardy. My one was planted on top of a lot of sand so that may have been the reason for the death, rather than the weather, but it was completely defoliated by the frosts.

8 Nov, 2010


Karen I shall watch it very carefully - I should hate any frost to have it. I first saw one of these this year when we went round the open gardens tour in fladbury. It was a small tree about 15ft high and the bark was a lovely rich toffee colour and peeling.
Mind you at my age I hope it doesn`t take too many years to get to that

13 Nov, 2010


It won't! It has so many attributes this plant...I really must try again. The bark is lovely isn't it! Some websites I've read say these are fully hardy, so hopefully you will have no problem. I think I shall try again but plant it in a different spot, or even put it in a pot!

13 Nov, 2010


That was a bargain! Lovely young plant too :)

21 Nov, 2010


Thanks :o)

22 Nov, 2010

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