Camas in bloom at Bush's Pasture Park

Camas in Bloom

The camas fields at Bush’s Pasture Park are now in bloom in the lower oak grove. These fields were managed before 1850 by the Kalapuya people who harvested the bulbs. The Camas have remerged after the park changed its maintenance procedures. You can learn more about the park’s camas and wildflowers here. Come and enjoy…

A stewartia

Bed 542 – Stewartia Bed

This Stewartia Bed contains: Trees Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata) Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) Butterflies Magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Butterflies’) Elizabeth Magnolia (Magnolia x ‘Elizabeth) Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana) Orangebark Stewartia (Stewartia monodelpha) Japanese Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia) Shrubs and Subshrubs Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’ Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Golden Ring’ Berberis thunbergii…

French hydrangea

Bed 543 – Crooked House Bed

The Crooked House Playground Bed is immediately north of the playground. It was installed sometime after the land became a City park. The bed includes: Trees Kobus Magnolia (Magnolia kobus) Malus ‘Donald Wyman’ (‘Donald Wyman Crabapple) Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), Unknown cultivar Shrubs & Subshrubs Japanese Fatsia (Fatsia japonica) Miss Kim Manchurian Lilac (Syringa pubescens…

Bed 540 – North Island Bed

Bed 540-the North Island Bed-contains the following plants: Trees Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’ Malus x micromalus ‘Kaido Crabapple’ Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ (‘Thundercloud’ Purple-leaved Plum) Shrubs & Subshrubs Acanthopanax sieboldianum variegatus Berberis thunbergii ‘Helmond’s Pillar’ Berberis thunbergii ‘Golden Ring’ Berneris thunbergii ‘Crimson Velvet’ Cryptomeria japonica ‘Vilmoriniana’ Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ Impatiens omieana ‘Silver Pink Juniperus communis…

Rhododendron

Bed 534 – Bush Barn South Foundation Entrance Bed

Bed 534-the South Foundation Bed to the Bush Barn Art Center-contains: Trees Crataegus x lavallei (Carriere Hawthorn) Shrubs and Subshrubs Caenothus prostratus Viburnum davidii (David’s Viburnum) Sarcococca ruscifolia (Sweetbox) Winter Snowman camellia (Camellia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Snowman’) Viburnum tinus Rhododendron ‘Irene Koster’ (‘Irene Koster’ deciduous azalea) Enkianthus campanulatus (Redvein Enkianthis) Rhododendron sp. (Exbury deciduous azalea) Rhododendron sp. (Evergreen azalea)…

Bed 531 – Tree Peony Bed

Bed 531 contains: Trees Pinus thunbergii ‘Kotobuki’ Shrubs & Subshrubs Berberis x ottawensis ‘Silver Miles Berberis thunbergii ‘Bagatelle Clethra alnifolia ‘September Beauty’ Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’ Deutzia scabra ‘Pride of Rochester’ Deutzia x hybrida ‘Magicien Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’  Paeonia ludlowii Paeonia – tree peony Picea abies ‘Little Globe’ Syringa vulgaris (Common Lilac) (moved from the…

Hemlock bed

Bed 530 – Hemlock Bed (Closed)

The Hemlock Bed was instilled in 20XX by Friends of Bush Gardens as part of improvement made to the Rose Garden. It was sited to block the view of Mission Street traffic from the gazebo. It contained the following plants: Rosa glauca Weeping Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’) Tree Peony (likely Peonia suffruticosa), Unknown cultivar Duetzia…