Ehretia ovalifolia Hasskarl

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'Ehretia ovalifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ehretia/ehretia-ovalifolia/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

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(var.) Taxonomic rank (varietas) grouping variants of a species with relatively minor differentiation in a few characters but occurring as recognisable populations. Often loosely used for rare minor variants more usefully ranked as forms.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ehretia ovalifolia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ehretia/ehretia-ovalifolia/). Accessed 2021-09-21.

E. thyrsiflora (Sieb. & Zucc.) Nakai; Cordia thyrsiflora Sieb. & Zucc; E. acuminata var. obovata (Lindl.) I. M. Johnston; E. serrata var. obovata Lindl.

See page 75, as E. thyrsiflora. It should have been added that this species is closely allied to E. acuminata R. Br. of Australia and indeed Wilson’s introduction from China was originally introduced under this name. More recently it has been placed under E. acuminata as a variety (see synonyms above; E. serrata Roxb. is a Himalayan species, also allied to E. acuminata).

specimens: Kew, near Main Gate, 40 × 334 ft (1984) and, by King William’s Temple, 33 × 212 ft (1976); Spetchley Park, Worcs., 40 × 514 ft (1981); Bath Botanic Garden, 48 × 3 ft (1984).

E. dicksonii. – This species should have been given a main heading, since it is not closely allied to E. ovalifolia (thyrsiflora). It was at one time confused with the Himalayan E. macrophylla Wall.

specimens: Kew, by King William’s Temple, pl. 1927-8, 31 × 412 ft and 33 × 312 ft (1981); Westonbirt, Glos., 35 × 214 ft (1980); Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, Eire, 56 × 312 ft (1985).

The West Hill nursery of Messrs Hillier no longer exists, nor does the specimen mentioned. This nursery, being on chalk, was of value as a proving ground for the lime-tolerance of new introductions. For an interesting account of it in earlier years, see Gard. Chron., 1914 ii, p. 150.