April Color Appears at the Washington Park Arboretum

April 6th, 2014 by UWBG Horticulturist
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (4/1/14-4/14/14)

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (4/1/14 – 4/14/14)

1)  Berberis x lologensis

  • A natural hybrid of B. darwinii and B. linearifolia originally found near Lake Lolog, Argentina in 1927
  • If you can get past the thorns, enjoy the rich, spicy fragrance.
  • Located in grid 14-6E near Arboretum Drive.

 

 

2)  Acer tegmentosum  ‘Joe Witt’

  • This striped-bark maple is named for former Arboretum Director Joseph Witt.
  • Located in the Witt Winter Garden and on Arboretum Drive in the Peonies.

3)  Magnolia salicifolia  ‘Else Frye’

  • Selected by Joe Witt for its larger flowers and named for the wife of T.C. Frye.
  • See Arboretum Bulletin Summer 1961, Summer 1962, and Winter 1962 for articles about this tree and the Fryes.
  • The original tree is in the Magnolia Collection, grid 26-2E.

4)  Magnolia x kewensis  ‘Wada’s Memory’

  • Part of a collection of plants purchased from Koichiro Wada in Japan in 1940.
  • Selected by Arboretum Director Brian Mulligan for its unusually large flowers.
  • The original tree is in grid 11-6E in the Hydrangeas.

5)  Quercus suber  (Cork Oak)”

Close-up photo of <em>Quercus suber</em>  (Cork Oak)

Close-up photo of Quercus suber (Cork Oak)

  • Evergreen oak native to southern Europe. A tree of incalculable social value, it produces the cork of
    commerce.
  • Located in the Rock Roses on Arboretum Drive.
  • This cutting includes the distinctive acorns – extremely rare in the Pacific Northwest.
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