July Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

July 26th, 2012 by Pat Chinn-Sloan

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum from 7/23/12 - 8/5/12

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.

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