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.

This time of year there is something new every day. Here is just a sampling of what’s in bloom right now! Don’t miss the show, visit often.

As of  October 8Magnolia grandiflora 10-28-2007 011

Callicarpa japonica – Japanese beautyberry – berries
Cercidiphyllum japonica – Katsura Tree – “cotton-candy” fragrance in the fall!
Clematis ‘Gurnsey Cream’- interesting seed pods
Cornus kousa – fruit
Eurybia divaricata ‘Eastern Star’ – White Wood Aster
Franklinia alatamaha
Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’ – Hairy Alum-root
Ilex verticillata – Winterberry- fruit
Ilex verticillata – ‘Bright Horizons’ – fruit
Ilex verticillata – ‘Winter Gold’ – fruit
Indigofera decora
Juglans nigra –
Black Walnut – nuts
Leptodermis oblonga – Chinese Leptodermis
Lespedeza thunbergii ‘Gilbraltar’ – Thunberg Bush-clover
Magnolia macrophylla ‘Julian Hill’ – beautiful seed cones (pictured here)
Quercus dentata - Diamyo Oak – interesting acorns
Rhus/typhina ‘Dissecta’ - Cut-Leaf Staghorn Sumac
Solidago – Goldnerod
Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ -Goldenrod
Symplocus paniculata – Sapphire Berry -berries