Achillea ageratum – English mace
Herbaceous perennial. Herb. Not sure I like it. Grows well, though.
Allium angulosum – mouse garlic
Bulb, leaves, flowers. New in 2013. Died. Grown again from seed in 2020 and growing well.
Allium chinense – rakkyo
Bulb. Hanging in there but not producing well. Think it prefers a warmer climate.
Apios americana – groundnut
Climber. First planted 2011/12. Grows successfully if started inside but low yielding. A more northern provenance might do better.
Aronia melanocarpa – chokeberry
Shrub. Planted varieties ‘Nero’ and ‘Viking’ 2011/12. Grow and fruit well but fruit very attractive to birds and difficult to protect.
Berberis koreana – Korean barberry
Shrub. New in 2013. Grows well but hard to harvest.
Camassia leichtlinii – wild hyacinth
Bulb. Grew from seed in 2013. Pretty and produces a modest harvest of bulbs, but they are very full of inulin and need to be slow cooked for days to become nutritious food.
Camassia quamash – camas
Bulb. New in 2012. Grown well. Nice baked.
Campanula rapunculoides – creeping bellflower
Herbaceous perennial. Have tried from both seeds and plants but always dies out. Strange as it has a reputation for being invasive.
Caragana arborescens – Siberian pea tree
Planted 2011/12 and growing well, if slowly. Flowers every year but no seed so far.
Cornus canadensis – creeping dogwood, bunchberry
Creeping perennial. Planted 2012 and 2013 from different sources. Seems to have died out, may need a more northern provenance. Grows in RBGE. Grown again from seed 2016 and has established. Flowers but no fruit so far.
Cornus kousa chinensis – handkerchief tree
Small tree. Planted 2011/12 in Manor Park, Aberdeen. Thriving but not fruiting.
Cornus mas – Cornelian cherry
Shrub / small tree. Planted 2011/12 in Manor Park, Aberdeen. Thriving but not fruiting.
Crambe maritima – sea kale
Herb per. Grew in 1990s and did well. Died out in the forest garden. Trying to find space for a new one!
Crambe tatarica – Tartar bread plant
Herb per. Grown from seed 2011. Died during winter 2012/13.
Decaisnea fargesii – blue sausage fruit
Tree. Raised from seed 2009/10. Thrives nearby. Fruit nice but fiddly, a bit of a novelty item.
Eryngeum maritimum – sea holly
Herb per. Grows well, said to be a spice like galangal. Not tried it yet.
Hippophae rhamnoides – sea buckthorn
Shrub. New in 2012/13. Growing vigorously.
Lathyrus linifolius montanus – bitter vetch / cairmeal
Herb per. New from seed in 2013. Grown ever since but no usable tubers.
Lonicera caerulea edulis – edible honeysuckle, honeyberry
This shrub thrives but rarely produces much fruit: others in the area have found the same. Plants need another variety or two to act as a pollinator and often flower while few pollinating insects are around.
Mertensia maritima – oyster plant
Herb per. I cannot grow this without major slug protection.
Myrica pennsylvanica – northern baybery
Shrub. New in 2012/13. Grew well but kids jumped on it.
Nasturtium officinale – watercress
Perennial. Hard to grow without running water.
Pinus cembra – nut pine
Tree. Planted 2011/12 on estate. Lost to Council maintenance.
Streptopus lanceolatus – scootberry
Shoots, fruit. Herb per. New from seed in 2013. Growing but very slowly. No fruit yet.
Viburnum trilobum ‘Phillips’ – highbush cranberry
Shrub. Planted 2011/12. Fruit unimpressive.
Viola odorata – sweet violet
Low perennial. Tends to die out over winter.