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  August 28Rhus typhina 'Laciniata' PHA 08-24-2007 007

Asclepias tuberosa –
Butterfly Weed
Begonia gradis ‘Heroa’s Pirouette’ – Hardy Begonia
Cercidiphyllum japonica – Katsura Tree – “cotton-candy” fragrance in the fall!
Clematis ‘Gurnsey Cream’- interesting seed pods
Clematis brevicaudata - Short-plum Clematis
Clematis heracleifolia – Tube Clematis
Eurybia divaricata ‘Eastern Star’ – White Wood Aster
Franklinia alatamaha
Heuchera villosa
‘Autumn Bride’ – Hairy Alum-root
Hydrangea arborescens – Smooth Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’
Hydrangea sikokiana – Japanese Oak- Leaf
Indigofera decora
Juglans nigra –
Black Walnut – nuts
Leptodermis oblonga – Chinese Leptodermis
Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia
Poliothyrsis sinensis
Quercus dentata - Diamyo Oak – interesting acorns
Rhododendron prunifolium ‘Hohman’
Rhus/typhina ‘Dissecta’ - Cut-Leaf Staghorn Sumac (pictured here)
Solidago – Goldnerod
Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ -Goldenrod
Vitex agnus-castus – Lilac Chaste Tree
Wikstroemia trichotoma