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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.

Week of April 20, 2014

Acer rubrum – ‘Red Sunset’
Chinodoxa -Glory-of-the-snow
Corylopsis spicata - Spiked winter hazel
Corylopsis veitchiana -Veitch’s winter hazel
Daphne mezereum
Dirca palustris -Atlantic leatherwood
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orangekoenigin’ -  Barrenwort
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Antoine Kort’  – Witch hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Hiltingbury’ Witch hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Ostergold’ -Witch hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ – Witch hazel
Hamamelis japonica -Japanese Witch hazel
Hamamelis x mollis ‘James Wells’ - Chinese Witch hazel
Hamamelis vernalis - ‘Sandra’ – Witch hazel
Helleborus ‘Brandywine’ – Lenten-rose
Helleborus ‘Red Racer’ – Lenten-rose
Helleborus torquatus
Helleborus foetidus - Bearsfoot Hellebore
Lindera obtusiloba - Early Spice Bush
Magnolia biondii - Hope of Spring  (Read about this plant!)
Magnolia x  kewensis ‘Wada’s Memory’
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Encore’
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Leonard messel’
Magnolia salicifolia - Willow Leaf Magnolia
Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ – Star Magnolia
Muscari – Grape Hyacinth
Narcissus – Daffodil
Pieris japonica x Forestii – Japanese Andromeda
Pieris japonica - ‘Wada’s Pink’
Rhododendron dauricum v. sempervirens
Rhododendron mucronulatum -Korean Rhododendron
Rhododendron mucronulatum ‘ Cornell Pink’
Rhododendron mucronulatum f. albiflorum – White Korean Rhododendron
Sanguinaria canadensis – Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis
‘Mutliplex – Double Bloodroot
Sarcococca hookeriana v. digynaHimalayan Sweet-box
Shortia galacifoliaOconee Bells (pictured) (Read about this plant!)
Skimmia japonica - Japanese skimmia (interesting buds)