1) Lagerstroemia indica ‘Muskogee’ Crapemyrtle
- Crapemyrtles are beautiful late summer flowering trees with attractive mottled and smooth bark.
- This genus has long been popular in southern gardens and is gaining popularity in our urban environment.
- This tree can be enjoyed a short walk down Azalea Way from the Graham Visitors Center.
2) Leptospermum lanigerum Wooly Tea-Tree
- This common Australian small tree or bush can be found in our Australian collections near the southern end of Arboretum Drive.
- The genus has many cultivars and hybrids for attractive silvery foliage and white flowers.
- This plant has adapted with fire, needing fire to open tough seed pods.
3) Olearia avicenniifolia Mountain Akeake
- This small bushy shrub is native to South Island and Stewart Island of New Zealand.
- You can find this Olearia in our New Zealand Collection.
- Clusters of white flowers that cover the plant make an attractive summer display.
4) Platanus orientalis Old World Sycamore
- These grand deciduous trees with large canopies provide shade to Lake Washington Boulevard near the south end the park.
- The trees have long been in cultivation and are described in Pliny the Elder’s book, ‘Natural History’, written around 77 A.D.
- Epic shade, attractive exfoliating bark, interesting deeply-lobed leaves, and ornamental seed pods keep this tree in popularity to this day.
5) Viburnum lantana Wayfaring Tree
- Our Viburnum Collection has had recent improvements – come enjoy the genus along the Arboretum Loop Trail!
- This deciduous shrub is cultivated for clusters of attractive flowers in the spring and ornamental seed pods in the summer.