Plants of the Week – April 2
Native 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’ 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, 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
Pink 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
Sue FierstonPosted at 07:46h, 06 April
Love your updates and wonderful photos! You introduce me to plants and varieties I would not have known of otherwise. Best regards!
Becky RobertPosted at 08:00h, 06 April
Glad you are enjoying the Plants of the Week! It is great fun to see what Josh highlights each week for us too.
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