1) Berberis darwinii
- Vigorous, upright evergreen shrub with spine-toothed, glossy leaves and spherical blue-glaucous fruit.
- This specimen is located along the Pacific Connections Meadow Loop Trail within the Chilean Entry Garden.
- First discovered by Charles Darwin in 1835.
2) Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’
- Compact, erect deciduous shrub with flattened corymbs containing a few pink or blue sterile flowers and numerous fertile flowers within.
- A vigorous and hardy variety native to Japan and South Korea.
- Located along the east side of Arboretum Drive south of the double lot.
3) Lomatia myricoides
- Evergreen shrub with lanceolated leaves and creamy-white inflorescences native to southeastern Australia.
- Located on Arboretum Drive at the entrance to Pacific Connections Gardens.
4) Maackia chinensis
- A member of the family Leguminosae, Maackias are a genus of deciduous trees named after Richard Maack, a Russian naturalist who died in 1886.
- Located along Arboretum Drive, this ever-leaning specimen is currently showing its cylindrical, downy racemes, densely-crowded with flowers.
5) Sorbus rehderiana
- With elongated glossy leaflets and crimson fruits, this small tree native to Tibet is a handsome member of our Sorbus Collection.