Pacific Connections Garden
1) Corokia x virgata ‘Sunsplash’
- An odd shrub from New Zealand with variegated foliage and wiry, twisty branches.
- This carefree evergreen tolerates some dry and looks great in containers.
- Specimens can be found in the New Zealand Entry Garden.
2) Grevillea victoriae
- Fine-textured foliage, long thin flower clusters and drought tolerance make these evergreen shrubs very popular.
- Also known as Royal Grevillea, it is endemic to parts of Victoria in Australia.
- Several varieties of Grevillea can be found in the Australian Entry Garden.
3) Gaultheria mucronata ‘Rubra’
- A hardy evergreen shrub with pinkish-white bell-shaped flowers followed by beautiful red berries late summer through winter.
- Often referred to as “female prickly heath”, it needs a male plant to ensure fruiting.
- Beautiful masses of G. mucronata can be found in the Chilean Gateway Garden.
4) Phyllostachys dulcis
- Sweet shoot bamboo is considered one of the best edible bamboos.
- Large drooping leaves, thick culms and a white ring at the node make this a very beautiful bamboo.
- A lovely drift graces the Chinese Entry Garden.
5) Ribes sanguineum cv.
- Flowering current is native to western coastal North America.
- It and its varieties and cultivars are valued for their brightly-colored spring flowers and bird and habitat support.
- Enjoy the incredible display of Ribes currently blooming in the Cascadian Entry Garden.