Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum in May 2017

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum, May 8 - 21, 2017
Roy Farrow
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum,
May 8 – 21, 2017

1)   Azara lanceolata

  • This large shrub is native to Chile and Argentina.
  • In spring, it is covered with fragrant yellow flowers.
  • Azara lanceolata can be found near parking lots #4 and #5 along Arboretum Drive.

2)   Cytisus x praecox                Broom

  • C. multiflorus x C. purgans
  • Pale yellow flowers are produced in axillary clusters.
  • Many Brooms and related plants are blooming now along Arboretum Drive in our legume collection.

3)   Deutzia x rosea

  • D. gracilis x D. purpurascens
  • In spring to early summer, this four foot shrub is covered in a profusion of white flowers with a pink-to-red tinge on the outside.
  • Many Deutzia can be seen blooming in our Sorbus collection on the east side of Arboretum Drive.

4)   Embothrium coccineum                Chilean Fire Tree

  • In late spring into early summer, this suckering tree bursts into a flaming beacon.
  • Two young specimens can be found in the Pacific Connections Chilean Entry Garden.

5)   Sophora microphylla

  • This medium-size tree with tiny leaflets resembles a rising sun at this time of year, due to its profusion of yellow flowers.
  • Large specimens can be seen in the legume collection as well as on the east side of Arboretum Drive across from the New Zealand Garden.