June Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum (Part II)

June 21st, 2013 by Pat Chinn-Sloan

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (June 17 - 30, 2013)

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum  (June 17 – 30, 2013)

1)  Callistemon sieberi            (Alpine Bottlebrush)

  • This small, spreading shrub is currently showing off its creamy-yellow flowers in bottlebrush-like spikes.
  • Native to Australia, C. sieberi can be found along the footpath of the Australian Entry Garden within the Pacific Connections Garden.

2)  Cytisus battandieri            (Pineapple Broom)

  • Sometimes referred to as Argyrocytisus, this genus of Brooms fall within the family, Fabaceae.
  • Native to Morocco, C. battandieri is an upright tree-like shrub with pineapple-scented flowers.
  • Located on the east side of Arboretum Drive in the Legumes.

3)  Liriodendron tulipfera         (Tulip Tree)

  • A member of the family Magnoliaceae, Liriodendron is a genus of two deciduous trees, L. chinense and L. tulipfera.
  • The solitary, cup-shaped flowers, inconspicuous from a distance, add interest in summer, but are not produced on young plants.
  • Located in the Magnolias, these cuttings came from a tree over 100 feet tall.

4)  Staphylea pinnata             (European Bladdernut)

  • The flowers of this upright shrub have come and gone, but it is the curious bladder-like fruit now on display.
  • Located near Azalea Way amongst the True Ashes.

5)  Tsuga sieboldii                (South Japan Hemlock)

  • Glossy, dark green foliage and smooth, dark gray bark give this tree some distinction within its genus.
  • This Tsuga can be found between the Woodland Garden and the top of Loderi Valley.

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