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 or foliage.

 

As of  April 14

After our long winter our early bloomers are beginning to come to life!Lindera obtusiloba
A few plants are just budding out, but worthy of mention as they are quite striking in bud.

Crocus
Daffodils
Daphne mezereum
Corylopsis spicata –
Spiked Winter Hazel in bud
Edgeworthia –
Paperbush
Galanthus nivalis -
Snowdrop
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘
Angelly
Hamamelis x intermedia
‘Antoine Kort’Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ -Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Hiltingbury’- Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’- Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘
Ruby Glow’- Witch Hazel
Hamamelis mollis – Chinese Witch Hazel
Hammamelis vernalis – ‘Sandra’ -Ozark Witch Hazel
Hellebore
Iris reticulata
Lindera obtusiloba - Japanese Spicebush (pictured here)
Magnolia biondii
Muscari
Pieris japonica - ‘Wadas Pink’- Japanese Andromeda in bud
Pieris japonica -‘White cascade’ – Japanese Andromeda in bud
Rhododendron dauricum var. sempervirens
Rhododendron sauricum sub variety sichotense
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna – Himalayan Sweet Box
Shortia galacifolia – Oconee bells
Skimia japonica - pretty red buds