Name: Chimonanthus praecox (wintersweet)
Description: large deciduous shrub with small but fragrant flowers just coming into bloom
Location: Administration Parking Lot: In the center of the large bed ending with the flag pole.
Name: Acer palmatum ‘Beni Kawa’ (‘Beni Kawa’
coral bark maple)
Description: small deciduous tree with bright peach red bark and twigs
Location: Administration Building: Planted in the bed along the pool to the right of the entrance.
Name: Pseudocydonia sinensis (Chinese quince)
Description: small deciduous tree with striking bark patterns, trained as a bonsai
Location: National Bonsai & Penjing Museum: On display in the Chinese Pavilion, sitting on the end of the long bench, just before the exit.
Name: Lagerstroemia fauriei (crapemyrtle)
Description: small tree with peeling bark revealing new bark that is deep red
Location: National Herb Garden: On either side of the path entering the Theme Garden area.
Name: Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon-grape)
Description: medium-size evergreen shrub whose leaves turn deep purple in the winter
Location: National Herb Garden: Left side of the Dye Garden.
Name: Betula nigra ‘Little King’ (‘Little King’
Description: small deciduous tree with beautiful white peeling bark
Location: National Herb Garden: Five specimens planted along the meadow side of the Rose Garden.
Name: Photinia davidiana (Chinese stranvaesia)
Description: large, medium-height evergreen shrub covered in drooping red berries
Location: Friendship Garden: Planted on the corner where the road curves just as the fence begins.
Name: Buxus sempervirens ‘Arborescens Decussata’ (‘Arborescens Decussata’boxwood)
Description: large evergreen shrub with deep green leaves
Location: Boxwood Collection: Just to the left of the collection entrance.
Name: Hamemelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ (‘Jelena’ witch-hazel)
Description: medium-sized deciduous tree covered in bright orange flower straps
Location: Azalea Collections: Along the one-way road, just before the overlook on the right. A planting of witch-hazels can also be found along the
backside of Hickey Hill, between the Asian Collections and Gotelli Collection.
Name: Pinus bungeana (lacebark pine)
Description: large needled tree with beautiful bark in patterns of white, red, and green
Location: Azalea Collection: Far end of the Morrison Garden, planted in the center of the terrace.
Name: Clethra acuminata (mountain pepperbush)
Description: deciduous shrub with cinnamon colored peeling bark
Location: Fern Valley: Halfway up the hill leading from the pond on the right.
Name: Rhapidophyllum hystrix (needle palm)
Description: tropical-looking evergreen with large palm-shaped leaves
Location: Fern Valley: Two large specimens planted between the road and fence in the Coastal Plain.
Name: Ilex sp. (holly)
Description: evergreen and deciduous shrubs covered in berries of all colors
Location: Holly and Magnolia Collections: Throughout the collection and throughout the grounds.
Name: Camellia sp. (camellia)
Description: different varieties of evergreen shrubs blooming throughout the late fall and winter
Location: Camellia Collection/Asian Collection: To the left of the bathrooms and throughout.
Name: Rohdea japonica (sacred lily of China)
Description: evergreen perennial with wide leaves growing from a single base and red berries on a stalk
Location: Asian Collection: Just before the pagoda on the left and throughout.
Name: Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (‘Midwinter
Fire’ blood-twig dogwood)
Description: small shrub with orange gold-colored twigs
Location: Dogwood Collection: Along the parking lot towards the entrance and just past the entrance.
Name: Cedrus deodara ‘Aurea’ (‘Aurea’ deodar
Description: large evergreen tree with yellow white-tinted tips
Location: Gotelli Collection: Along the road on the left traveling downhill.
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