Certain plants seem made for each other. The pink and yellow combination of Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink' and Corylopsis pauciflora--buttercup winterhazel--brighten up the steps leading to the Pinetum.
Buttercup winterhazel has beautiful bell-shaped buttery flowers best viewed from below, and is quite spectacular when adorned with a few raindrops.
We also have a Chinese winterhazel, Corylopsis sinensis, planted near the weeping European beech.
Rhododendron mucronulatum adds a delicate purple highlight to the steps leading up through the Hillside Garden. When touched by the sun, the blooms appear slightly pink.
And finally, Magnolia stellata has exploded this past week in brilliant white.
For information about visiting Welkinweir to see these blooms firsthand, visit our website: http://welkinweir.org/