Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of a single genus and 10 species of trees and shrubs from eastern and south eastern Asia. [Flora of China].  Previously placed in Cornaceae and sometimes combined with Garryaceae.  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental tree.

Plants in this Family

  1. Aucuba japonica Thunb. var. variegata