Pink flowers of a Jane Platt magnolia on the Ravine north hillside landscape bed

Bed 550 – Ravine North Hillside

The Ravine north hillside landscape bed contains: Trees Toxodium mucronatum (Montezuma Cypress) Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt‘ (Jane Platt Star Magnolia) Corylus americana Acer buergerianum (Trident Maple) Shrubs & Subshrubs Camellia japonica ssp. Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake‘ Skimmia japonica Evergreen azaleas Deciduous azalea Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sykes Dwarf’ Rhododendron ‘Herbert’ Prunus laurocerasus ‘Mount Vernon’

White flowers of a Kalmia latifolia blooms on the lower Ravine landscape bed

Bed 549 – Lower Ravine Landscape Bed

The lower Ravine landscape bed contains: Trees Magnolia stellata Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’ Styrax japonicus Cornus x ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’ Shrubs & Subshrubs Kalmia latifolia Rhododendron ssp. (broadleaf) Rhododendron ssp. (azalea) Rhododendron ‘PJM Elite’ Euonymus alatas compacta Escallonia x exoniensis ‘Pink Princess’ Berberis ssp Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’ Mahonia sp. Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’ Calluna cv. Perennials Mimulus guttatus…

Bed 548 – Upper Ravine Bed

This bed contains: Trees Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade‘ Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium‘ Styrax japonicus Prunus serrulata ‘Ukon‘ Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir) Shrubs & Subshrubs Viburnum opulus ‘nanum‘ Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey’s Compact’ Prunum laurocerasus ‘Mount Vernon’ (‘Mount Vernon’ Dwarf Laurel) Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen‘ Rhododendron ‘Christmas Cheer‘ Rhododendron ‘Percy Wiseman‘ Rhododendron ponticum Enkianthus campanulatus Philadelphus sp. Rhododendron…

Bed 546 – Pieris Bed

Bed 546-the Pieris Bed-contains: Trees Magnolia soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia) Tsuga sp. (Hemlock species) Shrubs & Subshrubs Pieris japonica ‘Variegatus’ (Variegated Japanese Andromeda) Pieris japonica (Japanese Andromeda) Enkianthus campanulatus (Redvein Enkianthus) Viburnum opulus ‘Nanum’ (Dwarf Cranberry Bush) Perennials Polystichum munitum

Conservancy Starts Rehabilitating Crabapple Collection

The Conservancy has started the much-needed rehabilitation of the park’s historic crabapple collection, which likely dates back to the 1940’s. The collection was first inventoried and mapped in 2003 by crabapple expert Arthur Jacobsen. He determined that the collection included at least 44 individual trees representing 42 different species or cultivars of Malus. Several trees have…