Selected Cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum

Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum, May 21, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Gaby Rosa
Selected cuttings from the Washington Park Arboretum,
(May 21, 2018 – June 3, 2018)

1)  Enkianthus campanulatus                    Redvein Enkianthus

  • This attractive deciduous shrub is native to open woodlands in Japan.
  • Tiny bell-shaped, creamy-yellow to reddish flowers held together in clusters.
  • Small elliptic leaves turning bright red, orange and yellow in the fall.

2)  Davidia involucrata                     Handkerchief Tree

  • This deciduous tree is native to woodlands in central China.
  • Its small, reddish purple flower heads are surrounded by a pair of large, white bracts up to 30 cm. long, which are said to resemble dangling handkerchiefs or doves resting on the branches.

3)  Magnolia sieboldii                     Oyama Magnolia

  • This deciduous shrub or small tree is native to Japan, southeastern China and Korea.
  • Nodding fragrant white flowers with crimson stamens that bloom late May to July.

4)  Dipelta floribunda                     Rosy Dipelta

  • This deciduous shrub is native to mixed forest areas in central and western China.
  • Specific epithet comes from the Latin word, floribundus meaning abundant flowering in reference to bloom.
  • Clusters of funnel-shaped creamy-white flowers, tinged pink and marked orange in the throat.

5)  Viburnum opulus                     European Cranberrybush

  • This deciduous shrub is native to Europe, northwestern Africa and central Asia.
  • The flowers are white, produced in corymbs 4–11 cm. (2–4 in.) in diameter at the top of the stems; each corymb comprises a ring of outer sterile flowers with conspicuous petals, surrounding a center of small (5 mm.) fertile flowers.