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.

In the fall our diverse collection of trees put on a great display of fall color, in addition to attractive fruits and berries. Due to our mild fall climate this seasonal show continues into November! This year is it better than ever; Beech, Stewartia, Oaks, and Maples are spectacular right now.


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Callicarpa americana - Beautyberry
Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Issai’ – Dwarf beautyberry
Callicarpa japonica – Japanese beautyberry – berries
Cornus kousa – fruit
Disanthus cercidifolius

Hamamelis virginiana - Witch-hazel
Hamamelis virginiana
‘Little Suzie’ – Witch-hazel
Ilex verticillata – Winterberry- fruit
Ilex verticillata – ‘Bright Horizons’ – fruit
Ilex verticillata – ‘Sparkleberry’
Ilex verticillata – ‘Winter Gold’ – fruit (pictured here)
Indigofera decora
Symplocus paniculata – Sapphire Berry -berries