134 posts in Plant Profiles

January 2016 Plant Profile: a Study on Sticks in the Witt Winter Garden

Get thee to the Arboretum’s Witt Winter Garden and glory in the bare naked plants!

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December 2015 Plant Profile: Euonymus europaeus ‘Atrorubens’

Traditionally, this plant’s stems were used to make spindles to twine wool and flax into yarn. Learn more about this month’s featured plant.

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November 2015 Plant Profile: Danae racemosa

Poet’s Laurel is a jewel that will brighten the November garden.

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Sep 29, 2015 / Plant Profiles / Communication Staff

October 2015 Plant Profile: Cucurbita maxima

Winter squash is one of the most rewarding crops for vegetable gardeners to grow.

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September 2015 Plant Profile: Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’

In honor of the annual Elisabeth Miller Memorial Lecture, this month’s plant profile features one of Betty’s favorite trees.

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August Plant Profile – Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei ‘Sioux’

Crape Myrtles are tolerant of hot and dry summers and offer appeal throughout the seasons

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Plant Profile: Stewartia monadelpha

Stewartia monadelpha is a stunning tree throughout the year. Don’t miss its lovely blossoms this month.

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May 2015 Plant Profile: Paeonia suffruticosa subsp. rockii

Striking tree peony in Pacific Connections China Entry Garden in full, fragrant bloom this month

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April 2015 Plant Profile: Anemone nemorosa ‘Viridiflora’

A unique woodland charmer that’s easy to grow even in dry shade, Anemone nemorosa ‘Viridiflora’ is a charming spring ephemeral that’s a “must have” for the avid gardener.

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March 2015 Plant Profile: Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Sentinel’

The manzanita is one of the most iconic of all West Coast native trees and shrubs, yet they are rarely ever seen in gardens. Like their famous relative, Arbutus menziesii (The Pacific Madrone), they’ve earned a reputation of being slow and difficult to establish. But with a strong emphasis in introducing more of our native flora into our gardens and the constant demand for drought tolerant plantings, the wide range of Manzanita species and hybrids have really started to come to the fore and gardeners are rediscovering their unique and stately presence in the landscape. 

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