Plants of Interest

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, tree architecture, or other interesting features.


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Acer griseum - Paper-bark Maple (bark)
Corylopsis sinensis - Chinese Winter-hazel (tree architecture)
Edgeworthia chrysantha - Paper-bush (buds)
Fagus sylvatica - 'Pendula' - Weeping European Beech (buds)
Hamamelis vernalis
- Ozark Witch-hazel (flowers)
Ilex - 'Autumn Glow' - Winterberry (berries)
Ilex - '
Harvest Red'
Ilex opaca f. xanthocarpa - Yellow-fruited American Holly
Ilex opaca - 'Villanova' - Yellow-fruited American Holly
Ilex verticillata – Winterberry - berries
Ilex verticillata – ‘Bright Horizons’
Ilex verticillata – ‘Winter Gold’
Ilex verticillata - 'Winter Red'
Ilex verticillata- 'Stop Light
Ilex verticillata- 'Sunset
Pieris japonica - 'Nada's Pink' (buds)
Rhododendron makinoi (foliage)
Stewartia rostrata - Beaked Stewartia (fruits)
Styrex obassia - Frangrant Snowbell (bark)