Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum (July 5 - 18, 2017)
Preston Pew
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum
(July 5 – 18, 2017)

1)   Hydrangea heteromalla
Wooly Hydrangea

  • Native to China and the Himalayas.
  • An arborescent shrub growing to an average 10 to 15 feet.
  • Located in the Pacific Connections China Entry Garden, south of the shelter.

2)   Itea ilicifolia               Holly-leaved Sweet Spire

  • Native to western China.
  • Evergreen shrub, growing up to 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide.
  • Bears fragrant racemes of greenish-white flowers in late summer and fall.
  • Located west of the Magnolia Collection near the south end of the Asiatic Maples.

3)   Lomatia myricoides                     Long-leaf Lomatia

  • Native to New South Wales in southeastern Australia.
  • One of the hardier members of the Proteaceae
  • Honey-scented white flowers are much visited by bees in summer.
  • Located across Arboretum Drive from the New Zealand Focal Forest.

4)   Notholithocarpus densiflorus  var. echinoides                          Dwarf Tanoak

  • Native to western North America, mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Siskiyous Mountains and southern Cascades.
  • Leaves and acorns are an important food source for birds and mammals within its native range.
  • Located atop the rockery at the east end of the trail above the Chilean Gateway.

5)   Pterocarya stenoptera                     Chinese Wingnut

  • Native to China
  • Deciduous tree to 70 feet or greater, with a trunk diameter as large as 8 feet.
  • One specimen is located west of Azalea Way, north of Loderi Valley.