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Smilacina japonica 'S34'

16th May 2006

Seemingly uninspiring sprays of leaves that are topped by dull clusters of green flowers. In the garden, the regular columns of leaves rise out of their surroundings like elfin ladders or little visual bursts of morse code. Quite wonderful.
(And as a footnote, this is nothing like the real S.japonica, which has pure white flowers. If anyone knows what this plant actually is, I would be grateful for the information!)

16th May 2006

6th May 2007

17th August 2008

The bright orange berries make a stronger show than the flowers in spring.

13th May 2012

4th May 2017