1) Colutea orientalis Bladder Senna
- This deciduous native of northern Iran has delicate bluish-green pinnate leaves.
- The orange flowers are followed by surprising translucent bladder-like fruit pods.
- You can find Colutea orientalis in the Legume Collection along Arboretum Drive.
2) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mme. Emile Mouillere’ Bigleaf Hydrangea
- Hydrangea macrophylla is native to Japan.
- This cultivar is an example of the Hortensia group – having mophead flowers.
- The pure white sterile flowers will age to pink.
3) Hydrangea serrata ‘Bluebird’ Tea of Heaven
- Hydrangea serrata, a.k.a. H. macrophylla subspecies serrata, is native to Korea as well as Japan.
- This cultivar is a fine, long blooming example of the Lacecap group.
- Many of our hydrangeas can be found in Rhododendron Glen along Arboretum Drive.
4) Lomatia myricoides River Lomatia
- Lomatia myricoides is a native of Australia, in the regions of New South Wales and Victoria.
- The flowers are honey scented.
- A large specimen is located along the east side of Arboretum Drive opposite our New Zealand Garden.
5) Taiwania cryptomerioides Coffin Tree
- This native of southeast Asia is listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List overall, and ‘critically endangered’ in Vietnam.
- The wood from this tree has been historically used for coffins.
- Specimens can be found along Arboretum Drive, on the north side of our Giant Sequoia grove, as well as in the Pinetum.