Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is compiled by members of the Friends group and Gardens staff. We aim to build up to a comprehensive archive of trees in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Each article illustrates a tree growing in Belfast Botanic Gardens together with information from a range of sources. Where possible we will give the tree tag number - these are the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Hoheria glabrata x H. sextylosa
Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch'

Tag 105b
54 deg 34.972N
5 deg 55.038W

The five species of the genus Hoheria are all endemic to New Zealand.The 'Glory of Amlwch is a hybrid between two of the five species. It was found in a garden in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, some time before 1948. It flowers most prolifically in late summer, typically shedding a snow-like covering of petals on the ground under the tree. The narrow, glossy leaves are up to 4 inches (10cm) long and can remain on the tree over the winter.It is fairly hardy, but some branches of the Belfast Botanic Gardens tree were killed in the severe winter of 2010/11. Usually tends to grow as a multi-stem shrub but can form a small tree. Likes alkaline to neutral soils. RHS Award of Merit 1960.

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' in Belfast Botanic gardens

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' in flower

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' in Belfast Botanic Gardens Snow-like petal fall from Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch'

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' leaf shape

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' flower detail

Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' leaf shape Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' flowers
Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' flower detail Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' in flower
Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' flowers Hoheria 'Glory of Amlwch' flowering branch

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2013. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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