1) Camellia japonica ‘Drama Girl’
- Hybridized in 1950, this winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit has very large, semi-double, deep salmon rose pink flowers.
- Located in the Camellia Collection on the east side of Arboretum Drive.
2) Ilex aquifolium ‘Ferox Argentea’ (Hedgehog Holly)
- This holly is a large, bushy evergreen shrub with small, spiny leaves whose upper surfaces as well as the margins are broadly-edged with creamy white.
- This male clone produces no berries, and is not invasive like other English holly varieties are.
- Located near Boyer Ave. in the Holly Collection.
3) Pieris japonica ‘Crispa’
- This plant has the early spectacular flowers of Pieris, with the added bonus of unusual crinkled leaves, and a somewhat more compact growth.
- Located in Rhododendron Glen, above the Upper Pond.
4) Rhododenron ‘Ibex’
- A striking red, early flowering Rhododendron.
- Hybridized in 1941 by Leopold de Rothschild, an English banker and conservative politician best remembered as the creator of Exbury Gardens.
- Located on the Upper Trail, across from the Magnolia Collection.
5) Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry)
- A species of Rubus native to the western coast of North America from west central Alaska to California.
- Salmonberries were an important food for indigenous peoples. Traditionally, the berries were eaten with salmon or mixed with oolichan (a Pacific smelt) grease or salmon roe.
- An important part of our native matrix, and can be found throughout the Arboretum.