What’s in Bloom


The Arboretum’s diverse living collection set amidst a quintessential Vineyard landscape offers beauty and interest to visitors on every day of the year. Even in the depths of Winter gorgeous bark, showy fruits and even some flowers provide beauty and interest for those who venture out to explore.  Once Spring arrives the Arboretum offers an ever-changing procession of bloom that extends well into Fall.  This regularly updated list highlights what plants are currently in bloom or are significant for a showy display of fruit, foliage, bark, or other interesting features.



As of  September 22magnolia-grandiflora-10-28-2007-011

Aconitum sinomontanum – Climbing Monkshood
Begonia ‘Heron’s Pirouette
Cercidiphyllum japonica – Katsura Tree – “cotton-candy” fragrance in the fall!
Eurybia divaricata ‘Eastern Star’ – White Wood Aster
Franklinia alatamaha
Gentiana clausa –
Heptacodium miconioides – Seven Son Flower
Heuchera villosa
‘Autumn Bride’
Indigofera decora
Juglans nigra – Black Walnut – nuts
Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gilbraltar’ – Thunberg Bush-clover
Magnolia macrophylla –
Big Leaf Magnolia – seed pods (pictured here)
Quercus dentata – Diamyo Oak – interesting acorns
Solidago – Goldenrod
Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ -Goldenrod
Vitex agnus-castus – Lilac Chaste Tree
Wikstroemia trichotoma