Plants of the Week – April 2

Plants of the Week – April 2

Neviusia alabamensis (7) JWCNative Neviusia alabamensis bears racemes of perfect spirea-like white flowers. The deciduous shrub, found naturally throughout the southeastern United States, creates an open arching profile 3’ to 6’ tall and equally wide. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Magnolia 'Lois' flower detail (2) JWCMagnolia ‘Lois’ is my favorite yellow magnolia! The deciduous tree is vigorous and produces an abundance of intense yellow flowers that don’t fade with age. View Magnolia ‘Lois’ and several other yellow cultivars around the Worth Health Center. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Rhododendron schlippenbachii (2) JWCRhododendron schlippenbachii, tucked in the Terry Shane Teaching Garden, illuminates a corner by the reflecting pool. Showy fragrant soft-pink flowers in spring give way to colorful autumn foliage. Best fall color develops if grown in a moist and partly sunny location. Photo credit: J. Coceano

Malus 'Strawberry Parfait' with flowers and new foliage (1) JWCPink flowers rimmed with a darker pink margin create a two-toned effect on Malus ‘Strawberry Parfait’. New foliage emerges reddish-purple in the spring before transitioning to a lustrous green. Trees age into character-rich irregular forms up to 20’ in height with a broader spread. Photo credit: J. Coceano

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  • Sue Fierston
    Posted at 07:46h, 06 April Reply

    Love your updates and wonderful photos! You introduce me to plants and varieties I would not have known of otherwise. Best regards!

    • Becky Robert
      Posted at 08:00h, 06 April Reply

      Dear Sue,
      Glad you are enjoying the Plants of the Week! It is great fun to see what Josh highlights each week for us too.

      Becky Robert
      PR and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

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