Planted in the early 1990’s from seed collected in Canada, (though native to eastern north America) the large crowned Juglans cinerea is flowering for the first time. Take a look as you walk up Stove Brae through the Garden; the male flowers, green tassels, hang down from the end of last season’s growth, just below foliage that is slowly unfurling. The female flowers, with showy red stigmas, covered in glutinous hairs, protrude above the enclosed style and ovary and are held upright at the terminal of this season’s growth. Wind pollinated, it will be interesting to see if fruit is produced in autumn.