Color in Winter at the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum, January 22 - February 1, 2018
Roy Farrow
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum
(January 22 – February 1, 2018)

1)   Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna                     Sweet Box

  • Evergreen, rhizomatous, suckering shrub
  • Purplish stems with narrowly lanceolate, mid-green leaves and clusters of small, creamy-white, fragrant flowers
  • Native to western China

2)   Hamamelis mollis                      Chinese Witch Hazel

  • Medium-to-large, deciduous shrub
  • Fragrant yellow flowers often with a red base, with four ribbon-shaped petals that grow in clusters
  • Native to central and eastern China

3)   Daphne bholua  ‘Jacqueline Postill’                     Bhulu Swa, Nepalese Paper plant

  • Evergreen shrub
  • Leathery leaves and deep pink flowers with a powerful fragrance
  • Native to the Himalayas and neighboring mountain ranges from Nepal to southern China

4)   Garrya elliptica  ‘James Roof’                    Silk Tassel

  • Evergreen shrub to small tree
  • Yellowish-colored, male catkins that dangle 12″ or more from the ends of the branches in winter to early spring and turn gray as they age. The name “Silk Tassel” describes these catkins.
  • Native to California and southern Oregon

5)   Cotoneaster tengyuehensis                     Tengyueh Cotoneaster

  • A member of the Rose family
  • The fruit (pomes) are deep-red, shiny and last well into winter.
  • Native to southern China