Whats in bloom

April -

PLease check back for May. We will update as soon as we get through the Spring Flower Fair.

Due prolonged cold weather most of the plants have remained dormant through March. Therefore, April should be abundant with flowers and foliage.

Take a look at the seasonal highlights in the various gardens to help plan your visit this time of the year.

 Camellia

 

Scientific Name:
Camellia japonica 'Bloomfield'
Common Name:
Camellia
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

 Chaenomeles

 

Scientific Name:
Chaenomeles speciosa 'Iwai Nishiki' (double red)
Common Name:
Japanese Flowering Quince
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

Corylopsis

 

Scientific Name:
Corylopsis spicata
Common Name:
Winter Hazel
Location:
Shrub Garden

 crocus

 

Scientific Name:
Crocus tommasinianus
Common Name:
Snow Crocus
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

Epimedium 

 

Scientific name:
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Common name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Sun and Shade Garden

 Euphorbia

 

Scientific Name:
Euphorbia amygdaloides ssp. robbiae
Common Name:
Wood Spurge; Mrs. Robb's Bonnet
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Forsythia

 

Scientific Name:
Forsythia (various species)
Common Name:
Forsythia
Location:
Lilac/Shrub garden

Geranium 

 

Scientific name:
Geranium x 'Rozanne'
Common name:
Cranesbill
Location:
Otkens Garden

 Helleborus

 

Scientific Name:
Helleborus × 'Royal Heritage'
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Otkens

 Lindera

 

Scientific Name:
Lindera benzoin
Common Name:
Spice Bush
Location:
Ring Garden

Lindera
  Scientific Name:
Lindera obtusiloba
Common Name:
Japaness Spice Bush
Location:
Ring Garden

 Luzula

 

Scientific Name:
Luzula sylvatica 'Solar Flair'
Common Name:
Great Wood Rush
Location:
Sun and Shade Garden

 Mahonia

 

Scientific Name:
Mahonia japonica 'Hivernant'
Common Name:
Japanese Mahonia, Grape Holly
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

Magnolia
  Scientific name:
Magnolia × soulangeana
Common name:
Saucer Magnolia
Location:
Purgatory
     
Magnolia
  Scientific name:
Magnolia 'Elizabeth'
Common name:
Magnolia
Location:
next to Holly House
     
  Scientific name:
Magnolia kobus
Common name:
Kobus Magnolia
Location:
Shrub garden, near DBL
     

 Parritia

 

Scientific Name:
Parrotia persica
Common Name:
Persian Ironwood
Location:
Small Tree Collection

 Prunus

 

Scientific Name:
Prunus 'Okame'
Common Name:
Japanese Flowering Cherry (hybrid)
Location:
Small Tree Collection, at Entry Gate, and at Field House

Poncirus
  Scientific name:
Poncirus trifoliata
Common name:
Trifoliate Orange
Location:
DBL, Shrub Garden
     
Rhodo
  Scientific name:
Rhododendron schlippenbachi
Common name:
Royal Azalea
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 

 


 Rhododendron

 

Scientific Name:
Rhododendron mucronulatum
Common Name:
Korean Rhododendron
Location:
Rhododendron Garden

 Sarcocca

 

Scientific Name:
Sarcococca orientalis
Common Name:
Sweet Box
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden

Spiraea 

 

Scientific name:
Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'
Common name:
Spiraea
Location:
Chroma Beds in DBL; Sun & Shade

Syringa 

 

Syringa vulgaris
Common name:
Common Lilac
Location:
Lilac collection in shrub garden

 

Also in bloom during the month:

Scientific Name:
Abeliophyllum distichum
Common Name:
White Forsythia
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden
Scientific Name:
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Queen Esta'
Common Name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Asian Hillside Gardens
Scientific name:
Pleione formosana 'April Blush'
Common name:
Windowsill Orchid
Location:
Greenhouse Collection
Scientific name:
Prunus × yedoensis
Common name:
Yoshino Cherry
Location:
Shade Tree Collection
Scientific Name:
Cercis Canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Common Name:
Eastern Redbud (gold-leaf variety)
Location:
DBL
Scientific name:
Prunus 'Kanzan' (sometimes also called 'Kwanzan' or 'Sekiyama')
Common name:
Kwanzan Cherry (a Japanese Flowering Cherry hybrid)
Location:
Small Tree Collection
Scientific Name:
Chaenomeles speciosa 'O Yashima'
(double white)
Common Name:
Japanese Flowering Quince
Location:
Asian Hillside Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × (hybrid)
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Holly House
Scientific Name:
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Giant'
Common Name:
Glory-of-the-Snow (blue)
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × (hybrid)
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Holly House
Scientific Name:
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'
Common Name:
Glory-of-the-Snow (pink)
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × hybridus 'Onyx Odyssey'
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Sun & Shade
Scientific Name:
Corylopsis sinensis
Common Name:
Winter Hazel
Location:
Shrub Garden
Scientific Name:
Helleborus × hybridus 'Winter Queen'
Common Name:
Lenten Rose
Location:
Sun & Shade
Scientific Name:
Crocus flavus 'Yellow Mammoth'
Common Name:
Giant Crocus
Location:
Rhododendron Garden
Scientific Name:
Luzula sylvatica Aurea
Common Name:
Great Wood Rush
Location:
Rhodo Garden & entrance to Helyar Woods
Scientific Name:
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
Common Name:
Bishop's Cap; Barrenwort
Location:
Sun and Shade Garden
Scientific Name:
Prunus × yedoensis
Common Name:
Yoshino Cherry
Location:
Shade Tree Collection
Scientific name:
Narcissus 'Itzim'
Common name:
Cyclamineus Daffodil
Location:
Rhododendron Garden