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.


As of  May 15halesia
This time of year there is something new everyday. We can hardly keep up with this list! Don’t miss show, visit often.

Acuba japoica -in bud
Amsonia hubrichtii
Arisaema sikokianum ‘Gaudy Jack’ – Jack-in-the-pulpit
Camellia japonica
Camellia japonica –
Daphne genkwa
Daphne retusa

Epimidium -
Barrenwortmultiple varieties
Exochorda giraldii var. wilsonii - Pearlbush
Fothergilla gardenii – Dwarf Fothergilla
Fothergilla major - Large Fothergilla
Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Red Licorice’
Halesia carolina –
Carolina Silverbell (pictured here)
Iris cristata - Dwarf Crested Iris
Malus ‘Gibb’ – Flowering Crabapple
Malus ‘Louisa’ Weeping Flowering Crabapple
Magnolia – ‘Maxine Merrill’
Magnolia ‘Pinkie’
Magnolia ‘Spectrum’
Paeonia mairei – Chinese Woodland Peony
Paeonia mlokosewitcshii – ‘Molly the Witch – Caucasian Peony
Paeonia obovata var. alba – White Chinese Peony
Pieris japonica - ‘Wadas Pink’- Japanese Andromeda in bud
Pieris japonica -‘White cascade’ – Japanese Andromeda in bud
Primula vulgaris - Primrose ‘Hose-in-hose’
Prunus ‘Accolade’ – Flowering cherry
Prunus tomentosa
Rhododendron degronianum var. heptamerum -Oki Island Form
Rhododendron ‘Hogandorn’
Rhododendron kaempferi – Torch Azalea
Rhododendron kaempferi forma Leucanthum
Rhododendron kelskei cv. yaku fairy
Rhododendron quinquefolium
Rhododendron serpyllifolium
‘Princess Anne’
Rhododendron ‘Spellbinder’
Rhododendron ‘Taurus’
Rhododendron vaseyi – Pink Shell Azalea
Rhododendron vaseyi ‘White Find’
Rhododendron ‘ Valya’
Saurma henryi - Upright Wild Ginger
Skimia japonica
Syringa vulgaris –
Vaccinium corymbosum – Highbush Blueberry
Viburnum ‘Allegheny’
Viburnum bitchiuense – Bitchiu Viburnum
Viburnum burkwoodii -‘Mohawk’
Viburnum x pragense – Prague Viburnum
Viburnum prunifolium – Blackhaw Viburnum
Viburnum utile – Service Viburnum