Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (March 27 - April 9, 2017)
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Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum,
(March 27 – April 9, 2017)

1)   Acer triflorum                Three Flower Maple

  • A small, slow-growing deciduous 20’ to 45’ tree, where it is native to Manchuria and Korea. An excellent landscape tree boasting light-grey vertically furrowed bark and vivid red and orange fall color. The specific epithet makes reference to its flowers, which are borne in clusters of three.
  • This tree was discovered by noted plant explorer, Ernest H. Wilson in 1917.
  • Located in the Asiatic Maples Collection.

 

2)   Berberis aquifolium                     Tall Oregon Grape

  • A medium-sized evergreen shrub, Berberis aquifolium is native to western North America. This plant is an important food source for native wildlife.
  • Located throughout the Arboretum with many in the Pacific Connections Garden’s Cascadia forest.

3)   Grevillea victoriae  ‘Marshall Olbrich’                     Royal Grevillea

  • This medium-sized evergreen shrub is a selection of the species native to southeast Australia. Like many plants in the Proteaceae family, Grevillea are intolerant of fertilizers containing potassium and phosphorous.
  • Grevillea victoriae blossoms in winter through spring and is much visited as a food source by local hummingbirds.
  • Located in the Pacific Connections Australian Entry Garden.

4)   Prunus  ‘Snow Goose’                     Snow Goose Japanese Flowering Cherry

  • A small deciduous tree with an upright crown, ‘Snow Goose’ is a hybrid between Prunus serrulata var. speciosa and Prunus incisa.
  • Located east of Azalea Way, north of the path to the Woodland Garden.

5)   Stachyurus praecox                     Stachyurus

  • This medium-sized deciduous shrub is native to the Himalayas and eastern Asia.
  • The specific epithet means “early” referring to the bloom time.
  • A nice specimen is located east of Arboretum Drive, south of Crabapple Meadow.