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  July 31Hibiscus 'Lohengrin' 7-21-07 007


Aesculus pariflora – Bottlebrush Buckeye
Asclepias tuberosa –
Butterfly Weed
Clethra acuminata
Clematis ‘Betsy Corning’
Cornus kousa – ‘Summer Stars’
Euonymus carnosus
Firmiana simplex –
Chinese Parasol Tree
Hibiscus ‘Lohengrin’ (pictured here)
Hibiscus syriacus x H paramutablis – Rose of Sharon
Hydrangea arborescens – Smooth Hydrangea
Hydrangea ‘Coerulea Lace’
Hydrangea macrophylla – ‘Tokyo Delight’
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’
Hydrangea sikokiana – Japanese Oak- Leaf
Hypericum frondosum – St. Johnswort
Indigofera decorum
Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia
Oxydendrum arboreum - Sourwood
Poliothyrsis sinensis
Rhododendron arborescens – Sweet Azalea (very fragrant)
Rhododendron ‘Apricot Glow’
Rhododendron ‘Coral Glow’
Rhododendron ‘Louisa Duemling’
Rhododendron ‘Pennsylvania’
Rhododendron prunifolium ‘Hohman’
Schizophragma hydrangeoides
Spiraea tomentosa –
Stewartia ovata – Mountain Stewartia
Syneilesis aconitifolia – Shredded Umbrella Plant
Tricyrtis latifoliaToad Lily
Vitex agnus-castus – Lilac Chaste Tree