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The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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Broussonetia kazinoki in flower

These wonderful flowers on the Broussonetia kazinoki on the edge of Systematic Beds are such a contrast of hard, knotty globe at the centre of a diaphanous halo of pale lilac-pink filaments. Are they flowers? Not sure! But the garlands of pale neon lanterns strung from silver-haired stems and sheltering beneath silver-haired leaves are a joy.
This tree is a member of the Mulberrry, Moraceae, family and the flowers are followed by equally extraordinary, orange jelly-like fruits, each shaped like a little finger, replete with fingernail indentations.

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