A huge variety of plants thrive in the park grounds.
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Tasmanian Tree Fern
Can grow to 60 feet in native Tasmania, unlikely to grow more than 30 feet in the UK. This was very much a Victorian plant being very popular at the time. Now being introduced to create a little bit of the past in the Park.
An acid soil loving plant which is primarily from China and Japan. Again brought over by the Victorians in the 19th Century. It was very popular in Victorian parks and gardens and can grow up to 15 feet in height. Rhododendrons flower once a year with colours ranging from white to deep purple.
A climber or ground cover plant which is evergreen. It comes in either green or variegated colours. It can be very invasive but also can be very attractive. Will climb walls, trees, etc. Native to the UK.
Evergreen and deciduous species. Recently introduced to the park and can grow from a few inches high to over 4 foot tall. Ferns love the shade under the woodland canopy at the Moseley village end of the Park.
Gunnera - Giant Rhubarb
Cannot be eaten. Known for very larges leaves which can grow to be 6 feet across. Originally comes from Asia. Enjoys a boggy environment and humus rich soil.
Kerria - Easter Rose
Deciduous - loses its leaves in the autumn. Has pom-pom yellow flowers in April. Grows well in shady spots. Can grow up to 10 feet in height.
Bluebells are now protectd by law in the wild, after many illegal thefts to sell. They actually come in blue, pink and white colours. They grow vigorously in the park and provide a carpet of colour in May.
Pieris - Forest Flame
A shrub originally from Asia which can grow to 15 feet in height. Has a pretty white flower and spectacular red foliage in spring. Found near the tennis club in the Park.
A British plant which thrives in the woodland. Provides a carpet of yellow in March and April.
Introduced from Japan in the 19th Century in a garden in the south of the UK and has now escaped to most of the country and is considered a pest as it is very difficult to get rid of.