Winter highlights at Logan

During the Winter months at Logan the mild Atlantic weather allows a wide variety of plants to produce flowers.

Unique to Logan as outdoor winter-flowering shrubs are several species of Correa which are native to Australia and Tasmania.  Correa backhousiana produces yellow tubluar flowers all Winter whilst Correa 'Mannii' produces spectacular crimson flowers in late February. All are small to medium-sized compact evergreens, with elongated waxy bell-shaped flowers. Specimens can be found on the Terrace and against the Centre Wall.

Chusan Palm Avenue in snow at LoganTree Ferns covered with snow at Logan's Walled Garden

Snowfalls at Logan are normally a very rare occurence but when it happens as in 1995 it produces amazing results. The photographs above illustrate Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Dicksonia antarctica after a recent snowfall.

Featured below carpets of snowdrops produce a white carpet of flowers reaching its peak in mid February.

Snowdrops

Conifer lovers will appreciate that Logan has some very unusual species, such as the Libocedrus plumosa from New Zealand's North Island. There is a new conifer lawn displaying such plants as Xanthocyapris vietnamensis and Fokienia hodginsii . Other interesting conifers at Logan include the Prince Albert yew (Saxegothaea conspicua), a yew-like podocarp from southern Chile and adjoining parts of Argentina and the smooth Tasmanian cedar which is one of three species in a genus restricted to the western mountains of Tasmania.

Camellia walk at Logan

The Camellia walk featured above reaches it peak in March and contains a vast array of Camellia cultivars that commence flowering in January such as Camellia 'Cornish Snow' and continues to mid April. 

Read more about Spring,  Summer and Autumn highlights at Logan


 

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