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 February 3
hamamelis vernalis jan 13

Cornus sanquinea – ‘Winter Flame’ – Blood-twig Dogwood – bark
Edgeworthia chrysantha – Paperbush – buds
Galanthus – Snowdrops *very early this year!
Helleborous ‘Brandywine’ -Lenten Rose
Helleborous ‘Pink Parachute’Lenten Rose
‘Red Racer’ – Lenten Rose
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’- Witch Hazel
Hamamelis vernalis – Ozark Witch-hazel (pictured here)
Ilex verticillata – ‘Winter Gold’ – fruit
Mahonia bealei – Leather-leaf Mahonia *very early blooming due to warm weather
Parrotia persica – Persian Ironwood
Skimmia japonica – flower buds