Corokia cotoneaster may not be the first plant that you notice in the landscape, but it might be the plant keeps your attention the longest. This plant’s divaricate branching (having branches of wide angles) and its tiny dark evergreen leaves give it a sparse and angular look which is not a common sight among the green gardens in the Pacific Northwest.Read more
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ has long been one of the most popular of the hybrid witch hazels. Flowers appear as a bright copper-orange from a distance. Closer inspection reveals a bicolored flower, being reddish at the base but changing to more of an orange yellow at the tip. Although it has relatively little scent compared to the intoxicatingly fragrant Hamamelis mollis, it is prized for its flower color.Read more
Very fragrant, early flowering wintersweet will make you smile. Experience it for yourself in the Arboretum’s Witt Winter Garden.Read more
Except for their bright red fruits and similar common names, the Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo) and the strawberry (Fragaria spp.) have nothing in common. This tree is valued as an ornamental broadleaf evergreen for gardens and it has a long history of appreciation in Western cultures.
The species name ‘unedo’ is attributed to Pliny the Elder who said of the fruit “Unum Tantum Edo” (Latin) meaning “I eat only one”.
Betula Nigra, known as the river birch, has beautiful shaggy bark and is resistant to the bronze birch borerRead more
The UW Farm attracts pollinators and builds soil with charming purple tansy.Read more
Spectacular Angel’s fishing rod shines in the summer garden.Read more
Don’t miss the New Zealand Flax now in full bloom in Pacific Connections.Read more
Beautiful primroses will brighten the damp areas of the garden.Read more