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 May 4resize camellia


Acer palmatum – Japanese Maple
Acer saccharum  ssp leucoderme – Sugar Maple
Amelanchier canadensis – Shadblow Serviceberry
Camellia japonica ‘Anacostia’ (pictured here)
Camellia japonica ‘ Frost Queen’
Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’
Chloranthus japonicus
Corylopsis sinensis – Chinese Winter hazel
Corylopsis spicata –
Spike Winter hazel
Enkianthus perulatus –
White Enkianthus
Epimedium – Barrenwort, many varieties
Erythronium – Fawn Lily
Exochorda giraldii var. wilsonii – Pearlbush
Halesia – Mountain Silverbell
Helleborous ‘Brandywine’ -Lenten Rose
Helleborous ‘Pink Parachute’Lenten Rose
‘Red Racer’ – Lenten Rose
Magnolia ‘Encore’
Magnolia ‘Gold Star’
Magnolia ‘Kobus’
Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’
Magnolia ‘Pinkie’
Magnolia ‘Spectrum’
Magnolia salicifolia – Willow-leafed Magnolia
Magnolia soulangeana – Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ – Star Magnolia
Muscari Grape Hyacinth
Pieris japonica –
Japanese Andromeda – fragrant
Primula veris ‘Hose-in-hose’ – Cowslip
‘Accolade’ – Flowering Cherry
Rhododendron dauricum 
forma alba
Rhododendron pentaphylum
Rhododendron reticulatum –
Rose azalea
Rhododendron schlippenbachii –
Royal Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Chesapeake’
Sanguinaria canadensis
Saruma henryi – Upright Wild Ginger
Sassafras albidum
Shortia galacifolia – Oconee Bells
Shortia uniflora ‘Grandiflora rosea’ –Oconee Bells
Thalictrum thalictroides ‘Oscar Shoaf’ – Rue Anenome
Viburnum bitchiuense – Bitchiu Viburnum