April Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

April 6th, 2013 by Pat Chinn-Sloan

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (April 1-15, 2013)

1) Azara dentata

  • Native to temperate and subtropical Chile.
  • Bears gold spring time flowers.
  • Located in the Pacific Connections Chilean Entry Garden.

2) Liriodendron chinense

  • A smaller Chinese version of the North American native tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).
  • Known for its unique leaf shape and tulip-shaped flower.
  • Located in the Magnolia Collection.

3) Rehderodendron macrocarpum           

  • A small deciduous tree native to China.
  • Bears white spring flowers and kiwi-shaped fruits in the fall.
  • Several specimens located along Arboretum Drive and Azalea Way.

4) Viburnum carlesii

  • Native to Korea and Japan.
  • Bears clusters of 2-3″ fragrant white flowers.
  • Located in the Viburnum Collection.

5) Viburnum bitchiuense

  • Native to Korea and Japan.
  • Very similar to V. carlesii, possibly more heat tolerant.
  • Located in the Viburnum Collection.
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