1) Acer monspessulanum var. turcomanicum
- An elegant, compact tree reaching 23-33 feet tall.
- Suitable for warm climates and adapted to calcareous and stony soils.
- A mature individual is growing in the Mediterranean bed along Arboretum Drive.
2) Magnolia kobus Kobushi Magnolia
- Blooms in early spring and bears pleasantly fragrant white flowers.
- Native to Japan and cultivated in temperate climates.
- A lovely, large specimen sits in the Arboretum Magnolia Collection.
3) Rhodondendron ‘Directeur Moerlands’
Azalea ‘Directeur Moerlands’
- Derived from crosses between Japanese azaleas and Chinese azaleas.
- Known for their excellent fall color and unsurpassed springs flowers.
- Azalea Way is loaded with beautiful azaleas just ready to explode for spring.
4) Ribes sanguineum ‘Henry Henneman’ Henry Henneman Winter Currant
- Studded with a cap-burst of color at a botanically bereft time of year.
- Easy to grow, well-mannered and amenable to pruning.
- The Cascadian Entry Garden boast several cultivars of this wonderful, early blooming shrub.
5) Sambucus racemosa Red Elderberry
- Grows in riparian environments, woodlands and in generally moist areas.
- Many parts of the plant are poisonous and have been used as an emetic.
- Native to the Pacific Northwest, elderberry bushes dot the Arboretum. Birds love the seeds.