What's In Bloom

 

Early Signs of Spring

(Early to Mid April)

The first signs of spring are the early blooming bulbs. Even some tulips add splashes of color to the many early perennials emerging around them.

Conifer

Nordmann Fir

(Abies Nordmanniana)Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum, Rock Garden

A mature 'Signature Tree' with handsome lustrous deep green foliage.

Cool Season Annuals

Bellis / English Daisy

(Bellis perennis)Admissions Garden

Calendula / Pot Marigold

(Calendula officinalis)Admissions Garden

Pansies

(Viola x wittrockiana)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Deciduous Tree

Common Alder / Black Alder

(Alnus glutinosa)Arboretum

Showy reddish-brown male flowers (catkins) and female egg-shaped brown nutlets persisting through winter.

Red Maple

(Acer rubrum)Japanese Garden

Red flowers in spring and great fall foliage color

Early Spring Bulbs

Common Snowdrop

(Galanthus nivalis)Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum

Daffodils

(Narcissus)MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Glory-of-the-Snow

(Chionodoxa sardensis)Perennial Garden, Arboretum

Grape Hyacinth

(Muscari latifolium)Seasonal Gardens

Greek Windflower

(Anemone blanda)

Hyacinth

(Hyacinthus orientalis)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Siberian Squill

(Scilla siberica)Perennial Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Winter Aconite

(Eranthis hyemalis)Admissions Garden

Early Spring Perennials

Lenten Rose

(Helleborus orientalis)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Lungwort

(Pulmonaria angustifolia)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Groundcover

Alleghany Pachysandra

(Pachysandra procumbens)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Evergreen Ground cover, white flowers

Common Periwinkle Vine

(Vinca minor)Children's Garden, Rock Garden

Sweetbox

(Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Perennials

Christmas Rose

(Helleborus niger)Perennial Garden, High Point Garden, Admissions Garden

Blooming for Christmas through spring

Shrub

Forsythia

(Forsythia x intermedia)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Fragrant Winterhazel

(Corylopsis glabrescens)Children's Garden

Golden fall foliage

Harry Lauder's Walkingstick

(Corylus avellana 'Contorta')Bill Bowman Garden, Japanese Garden

Japanese Pieris

(Pieris japonica)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Colorful showy flower buds in early spring and winter

PJM Rhododendron

(Rhododendron P.J.M. Hybrids)Perennial Garden, Arboretum, Admissions Garden

Reblooms in fall

Redtwig Dogwood

(Cornus stolonifera)Bill Bowman Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Best red stems color if older branches, thicker than a pencil, are removed yearly.

Spicebush

(Lindera benzoin)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Native woodland shrub with tiny yellow flowers covering plant in early spring.

Witchhazel

(Hamamelis x intermedia)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Colorful fall foliage

Yellowtwig Dogwood

(Cornus sericea ‘Bud’s Yellow’)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Small Flowering Tree

Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

(Cornus mas)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Flowering Cherries

(Prunus)Seasonal Gardens, MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Bill Bowman Garden

Beautiful fall foliage

Parrotia

(Parrotia persica)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Colorful fall foliage

Star Magnolia

(Magnolia stellata)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Spring Bulbs

Tulips - 30,000 featuring over 110 cultivars

(Tulipa hybrida)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Spring Extravaganza

(Mid April to Mid May)

The first signs of spring are the early blooming bulbs. Even some tulips add splashes of color to the many early perennials emerging around them.

Bulbs

Giant Snowflakes

(Leucojum aestivum)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden

Spanish Bluebells

(Hyacinthoides hispanicus)Rock Garden, High Point Garden

Conifer

Common Baldcypress

(Taxodium distichum)Arboretum

Deciduous conifer shedding it's bronzed needles in the fall.

Common Larch

(Larix decidua)Arboretum

Conifer that drops it needles over the winter.

Deodar Cedar

(Cedrus deodara)Japanese Garden

Japanese Cryptomeria

(Cryptomeria japonica 'Dense Jade')Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Original Mother tree for this cultivar.

'Moerheimii' Blue Spruce

(Picea pungens 'Moerheimii')Seasonal Gardens

Majestic 'Signature Tree' in every season.

Sierra Redwood

(Sequoiadendron giganteum)Japanese Garden

Native to California, this 'Signature tree' is a dwarf 40 to 60' compared to 250' west coast giants.

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

(Cedus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula')MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Rock Garden

A mature 'Signature tree' with silvery blue foliage on cascading branches.

Weeping Norway Spruce

(Picea abies forma pendula 'Inversa')Seasonal Gardens, MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Japanese Garden

Mature specimen 'Signature Tree'.

Weeping White Pine

(Pinus strobus 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum, Japanese Garden

Cool Season Annuals

Ageratum / Flossflower

(Ageratum houstonianum)Children's Garden

Bellis / English Daisy

(Bellis perennis)Admissions Garden

Calendula / Pot Marigold

(Calendula officinalis)Admissions Garden

Nemesia

(Nemesia hybrida)Seasonal Gardens

Pansies

(Viola x wittrockiana)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Pink / Sweet William

(Dianthus species)Seasonal Gardens

Snapdragon

(Antirrhinum majus)Seasonal Gardens

Sweet Alyssum

(Lobularia maritima)Seasonal Gardens

Wallflower

(Cheiranthus cheiri / Erysimum)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

A biennial grown as an cool season annual.

Deciduous Tree

Black Oak

(Quercus velutina)High Point Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Massive grove of native trees.

Japanese Maple Trees

(Acer palmatum)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many cultivars have as colorful foliage in spring as in fall. Branch structure interesting in winter.

Purple Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea')Arboretum

Mature specimen trees, elephant skin like trunks.

Tricolor Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor')Arboretum

Purplish leaves are edged and striped with rose and pinkish white.

Weeping European Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens

Mature specimen 'Signature Tree' about 100 years old.

Willow Oak

(Quercus phellos)Arboretum

Impressive native 'Signature Tree'. Leaves look like a willow.

Early Spring Bulbs

Daffodils

(Narcissus)MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Early Spring Perennials

Lungwort

(Pulmonaria angustifolia)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Perennials

Bleeding Hearts

(Dicentra spectabilis)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Admissions Garden

Bugleweed

(Ajuga reptans)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Candytuft

(Iberis sempervirens)Admissions Garden

Creeping Phlox

(Phlox subulata)Seasonal Gardens

Pasque-Flower

(Anemone pulsatilla)Japanese Garden

Primrose

(Primula hybrida)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Virginia Bluebells

(Mertensia virginica)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Shrub

Azaleas

(Rhododendron species)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Fothergilla

(Fothergilla major)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Beautiful fall foliage

Japanese Pieris

(Pieris japonica)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Colorful showy flower buds in early spring and winter

Kerria

(Kerria japonica)Arboretum

Oregon Grapeholly

(Mahonia aquifolium)Arboretum, Japanese Garden

Broadleaf Evergreen

Red Chokeberry

(Aronia arbutifolia)Japanese Garden

Serviceberry

(Amelanchier arborea)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Admissions Garden

Native shrub is covered with white blooms in spring and beautiful colored foliage in autumn.

Spicebush

(Lindera benzoin)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Native woodland shrub with tiny yellow flowers covering plant in early spring.

Tree Peony

(Paeonia suffruticosa)Japanese Garden

Viburnum

(Viburnum species)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Small Flowering Tree

Carolina Silverbell

(Halesia carolina)Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Crabapples

(Malus)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Colorful fruit in fall and winter. Birds will eat over winter.

Flowering Plum

(Prunus triloba)Herb Garden

Hardy-orange

(Ponciris trifoliate)Arboretum

Oriental Cherry

(Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan')Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden, Arboretum

Redbud

(Cercis canadensis)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Historic Rose Garden

Weeping Cherry

(Prunus subhirtella var. pendula)Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum

'Winter King' Green Hawthorn

(Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')Seasonal Gardens

Showy red berries

Yoshino Cherry

(Prunus yedoensis)Ornamental Grass Garden

Spring Bulbs

Crown Imperial

(Fritillaria imperialis)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Tulips - 30,000 featuring over 110 cultivars

(Tulipa hybrida)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Vines

Wisteria

(Wisteria floribunda)Arboretum

Late Spring Blooms

(May to Early June)

Late spring continues with fresh foliage emerging from trees and shrubs as the grass turns a lush green. Azaleas, rhododendrons, peonies, iris and summer-flowering shrubs will bloom during these months. The foliage of the Japanese Maples is particularly beautiful during this time.

Bulbs

Camas / Quamash

(Camassia cuskii)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden

Garden Lily

(Lilium species)Seasonal Gardens, High Point Garden

Giant Snowflakes

(Leucojum aestivum)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden

Spanish Bluebells

(Hyacinthoides hispanicus)Rock Garden, High Point Garden

Cool Season Annuals

Twinspurs

(Diascia hybrida)Seasonal Gardens

Deciduous Tree

Black Locust

(Robinia pseudoacacia)Arboretum

Red Horsechestnut

(Aesculus x carnea)Arboretum, Rock Garden

Tricolor Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor')Arboretum

Purplish leaves are edged and striped with rose and pinkish white.

Tuliptree / Tulip Poplar

(Liriodendron tulipifera)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Golden fall color

Early Spring Perennials

Lungwort

(Pulmonaria angustifolia)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Groundcover

Dead Nettle / Lamium

(Lamium maculatum)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Colorful foliage

Perennials

Basket-of-Gold

(Aurinia saxitilis)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Bearded Iris

(Iris germanica)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Some cultivars are re-bloomers

Bleeding Hearts

(Dicentra spectabilis)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Admissions Garden

Blue False Indigo

(Baptisia australis)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden

Blue Star

(Amsonia tabernaemontana)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden

Columbine

(Aquilegia hybrida)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Common Thyme

(Thymus vulgaris)Children's Garden, Herb Garden

Cottage Pinks

(Dianthus plumarius)Seasonal Gardens

Donkey Tail Spurge

(Euphorbia myrsinites)Rock Garden

Dusty Miller

(Senecio cineraria)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Silver-blue foliage is uses as early spring annual, annual, and looks good into late fall.

Fairy wings / Bishop’s hat

(Epimedium hybrida)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

semi-evergreen

Foxglove

(Digitalis purpurea)Bill Bowman Garden, Herb Garden

Technically a biennial, it self sows and can remain in the garden for years.

Geum / Avens

(Geum hybrids)Children's Garden

Good as cut flowers

Giant Ornamental Onion

(Allium giganteum)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden

Seed heads are used in flower arrangements

Hardy Geranium / Cranesbill

(Geranium species)Seasonal Gardens

Jacob’s-Ladder

(Polemonium caeruleum)Children's Garden

Lily-of-the-Valley

(Convallaria majalis)Children's Garden, Rock Garden, High Point Garden

Meadowrue

(Thalictrum aquilegifolium)Admissions Garden

Peony / Chinese Peony

(Paeonia lactiflora)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Phlox

(Phlox species)Children's Garden

Siberian Iris

(Iris sibirica)Perennial Garden, Japanese Garden

June bloom

Solomon’s Seal

(Polygonatum biflorum)Children's Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Spurge

(Euphorbia species)Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Torch Lily / Red-Hot Poker

(Kniphofia uvaria)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Wild Ginger

(Asarum canadense)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Shrub

Blueberry

(Vaccinium corymbosum)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Common Cherry laurel

(Prunus laurocerasus)Japanese Garden

Common Sweetshrub / Carolina Allspice

(Calycanthus floridus)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Native Va. to Fla. Fragrant dark reddish brown flowers.

Deutzia

(Deutzia species)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden

Heavenly bamboo / Nandina

(Nandina domestica)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Broadleaf Evergreen, great in every season!

Lilacs

(Syringa meyeri & vulgaris)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden

Mountain-laurel

(Kalmia latifolia)Arboretum, Admissions Garden

Rhododendron

(Rhododendron species and cultivars)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Rockspray / Cotoneaster

(Cotoneaster horizontalis)Admissions Garden

Scarlet Firethorn / Pyracantha

( Pyracantha coccinea ‘Mohave’)Bill Bowman Garden

Berries

Scotch Broom

(Cytisus scoparius)Seasonal Gardens

Many colorful cultivars available.

Sweet Mockorange

(Philadelphus coronarius)Children's Garden, Rock Garden

Sweetshrub / Carolina Allspice

(Calycanthus floridus)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Viburnum

(Viburnum species)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Weigela

(Weigela florida)Japanese Garden

Small Flowering Tree

Crabapples

(Malus)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Colorful fruit in fall and winter. Birds will eat over winter.

Flowering Dogwood

(Cornus florida)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Burgundy fall foliage

Fragrant Snowbell

(Styrax obassium)Arboretum

Fringe tree

(Chionanthus virginicus)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Littleleaf Lilac

(Syringa macrophylla)Perennial Garden

Pagoda Dogwood

(Cornus alternifolia)Children's Garden

Spreading horizontal branches

Pawpaw

(Asimia triloba)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Vines

Chocolate Vine

(Akebia quinata)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Colors of Summer

(June to August)

Summer begins with the peak bloom of the historic Hershey Rose Garden. More than 5,600 roses represent 275 different varieties and include the new All American Rose Selection winners, as well as old favorites. A rainbow of 12,000 colorful annuals, representing more than 200 plant species and cultivars, will bloom throughout the season and continue until frost.

Bulbs

Canna

(Canna)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

A Milton Hershey favorite!

Garden Lily

(Lilium species)Seasonal Gardens, High Point Garden

Conifer

Common Baldcypress

(Taxodium distichum)Arboretum

Deciduous conifer shedding it's bronzed needles in the fall.

Common Chinafir

(Cunninghamia lanceolata)Japanese Garden

Beautiful messy 'Signature Tree'. Not good in high traffic areas as it sheds old branches over the winter.

Dawn Redwood

(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Introduced 1947 -1948 Deciduous conifer

Deodar Cedar

(Cedrus deodara)Japanese Garden

Hinoki Falsecypress

(Chamaecyparis obtusa)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Shiny dark green frondlike branchlets on a tall, slender pyramidal plant.

Japanese Cryptomeria

(Cryptomeria japonica 'Dense Jade')Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Original Mother tree for this cultivar.

Lacebark Pine

(Pinus bungeana)Japanese Garden

Colorful bark year-round

'Moerheimii' Blue Spruce

(Picea pungens 'Moerheimii')Seasonal Gardens

Majestic 'Signature Tree' in every season.

Sierra Redwood

(Sequoiadendron giganteum)Japanese Garden

Native to California, this 'Signature tree' is a dwarf 40 to 60' compared to 250' west coast giants.

Umbrella-pine

(Sciadopitys verticillata)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Beautiful deep glossy green foliage. Introduced 1861

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

(Cedus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula')MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Rock Garden

A mature 'Signature tree' with silvery blue foliage on cascading branches.

Weeping Norway Spruce

(Picea abies forma pendula 'Inversa')Seasonal Gardens, MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Japanese Garden

Mature specimen 'Signature Tree'.

Weeping White Pine

(Pinus strobus 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum, Japanese Garden

Cool Season Annuals

Ageratum / Flossflower

(Ageratum houstonianum)Children's Garden

Nemesia

(Nemesia hybrida)Seasonal Gardens

Pink / Sweet William

(Dianthus species)Seasonal Gardens

Snapdragon

(Antirrhinum majus)Seasonal Gardens

Sweet Alyssum

(Lobularia maritima)Seasonal Gardens

Twinspurs

(Diascia hybrida)Seasonal Gardens

Deciduous Tree

Black Oak

(Quercus velutina)High Point Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Massive grove of native trees.

Chestnut Oak

(Quecus prinus)Admissions Garden

Leaves resemble that of a chestnut tree. Native to Eastern U.S.

Common Sassafras

(Sassafras albidum)Admissions Garden

Native tree with outstanding fall color. Host plant for Tiger swallow-tail butterflies.

Gingko / Maidenhair Tree

(Ginkgo biloba)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Growing on earth for 150 million year and was native to the U.S. at one time. Introduced 1784. Male and female plants

Katsuratree

(Cercidiphyllum japonicum)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Mature specimen 'Signature tree'

Paperbark Maple

(Acer griseum)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden

Cinnamon colored bark

Purple Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea')Arboretum

Mature specimen trees, elephant skin like trunks.

River Birch

(Betula nigra)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Colorful bark year-round

Scarlet Oak

(Quercus coccinea)Arboretum

Native tree with great fall foliage.

Tricolor Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea Tricolor')Arboretum

Purplish leaves are edged and striped with rose and pinkish white.

Weeping European Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens

Mature specimen 'Signature Tree' about 100 years old.

White Oak

(Quercus alba)Admissions Garden

Native Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas

Willow Oak

(Quercus phellos)Arboretum

Impressive native 'Signature Tree'. Leaves look like a willow.

Fern

Autumn Fern

(Dryopteris erythrosora)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Coppery orange foliage

Japanese Holly Fern

( Cyrtomium falcatum ‘Rochfordianum’)Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Grass

Blue Fescue

(Festuca glauca)Rock Garden

8 to 12" tall, intense, powder blue

Feather Reed Grass

(Calamagrostis acutiflora)Children's Garden

'Karl Foerster' cultivar winning 2001 Perennial of the Year award.

Giant Reed Grass

(Arundo donax)Children's Garden

10 to 15' tall looking a lot like corn

Hardy Fountain Grass

(Pennisetum alopecuroides)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden

Japanese Forest Grass

(Hakonechloa macra)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Gracefully, cascading leaves with varied colorations. Cultivar 'Aureola' won 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Quaking Oats

(Briza maxima)

Good for dried bouquets

Red Fountain Grass

(Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')Seasonal Gardens

Tender annual grass

Sedge

(Carex species)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Many cultivars are semi-evergreen.

Groundcover

Dead Nettle / Lamium

(Lamium maculatum)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Colorful foliage

Perennials

Astilbe

(Astilbe species)Bill Bowman Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Bearded Iris

(Iris germanica)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Some cultivars are re-bloomers

Beardtongue

(Penstemon x gloxiniodes)Perennial Garden, Arboretum

Hybrid between P. cobaea and P. hartwegi native to Mexico

Bee Balm / Oswego Tea

(Monarda didyma)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Native to eastern North America. Rapid spreader, naturalize

Black Cohosh

(Cimicifuga racemosa)Admissions Garden

Native to North America, 3 to 8 foot tall, white flowers on 3' spike

Blackberry Lily

(Belamcanda chinensis)Children's Garden

Root Tubers; When not in flower foliage resembles a iris. Clusters of black seeds are used in flower arrangements

Black-eyed Susan

(Rudbeckia hirta)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Butterfly Weed

( Asclepias tuberosa)Historic Rose Garden, Herb Garden

Cardinal Flower

(Lobelia cardinalis)

Christmas fern

(Polystichum acrostichoides)Japanese Garden

Coneflower

( Echinacea purpurea)MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Coralbells / Alum Root

(Heuchera sanguinea)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

70 species are native to the Rockies. Many hybrids with different colorful foliage.

Daylily

(Hemerocallis hybrids)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many cultivars of different sizes, colors, heights, and bloom times

Dusty Miller

(Senecio cineraria)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Silver-blue foliage is uses as early spring annual, annual, and looks good into late fall.

Foxglove

(Digitalis purpurea)Bill Bowman Garden, Herb Garden

Technically a biennial, it self sows and can remain in the garden for years.

Garden Phlox / Ground Pinks

(Phlox species)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Many species native to southeastern U.S.

Gaura

(Gaura lindheimeri)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Native to North and South America

Germander

(Teucrium chamaedrys)Herb Garden

Herbal tea - Consuming germander is now discouraged because it has been shown to cause liver damage.

Geum / Avens

(Geum hybrids)Children's Garden

Good as cut flowers

Giant Ornamental Onion

(Allium giganteum)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden

Seed heads are used in flower arrangements

Globe Thistle

(Echinops ritro)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Use as cut and dried flowers, Full sun, will tolerate very dry soil

Great Blue Lobelia

(Lobelia siphilitica)Seasonal Gardens

Hardy Geranium / Cranesbill

(Geranium species)Seasonal Gardens

Hardy Sunflower

(Heliopsis scabra)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Valued for its bright color and long blooming season.

Hosta

(Hosta species and cultivars)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many sizes and colorful foliages

Japanese Anemone

( Anemone x hybrida)Japanese Garden

Joe-pye weed

(Eupatorium species)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Many species, mainly from Mexico, the West Indies, tropical South America and some are native in the eastern U.S. Some species spread easily.

Lavender

(Lavandula angustifolia)Herb Garden

Best if cutback in spring to just above last year's point of growth.

Leadwort / Plumbago

( Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Leadwort should be cutback to the ground in spring to stimulate new growth.

Lilyturf / Liriope

( Liriope spicata)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Ground cover, best to cutback foliage over winter or early spring.

Loosestrife

(Lysimachia species)Perennial Garden, Japanese Garden

Many species best used in informal borders or naturalized

Milkweed / Butterfly Weed

( Asclepias species)Historic Rose Garden

Asclepias is derived from the name of the Greek god of healing, Asklepios.

Obedient Plant / False Dragonhead

(Physostegia virginiana)Perennial Garden, Japanese Garden

Native to eastern North America

Oriental Poppy

(Papaver orientale)Children's Garden

Rose Mallow / Hibiscus

(Hibiscus moscheutos)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Arboretum, Rock Garden

Roses

(Rosa species)MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, High Point Garden, Historic Rose Garden

275 cultivars & species –over 5,600 plants

Russian-sage

(Perovskia atriplicifolia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden

A bee magnet.

Sages / Salvia / Mealycup Sage

(Salvia species)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Many species, some tender and used as annuals.

Sea-Lavender

(Limonium latifolium)Perennial Garden

To dry flowers, cut when they are fully open and hang upside down in a dark place.

Spiderwort

(Tradescantia virginiana)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Native to central U.S. Cut back to ground after flowering and they will grow and rebloom.

Spike Speedwell

(Veronica spicata)Perennial Garden

Tickseed

(Coreopsis species)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden

There are about 100 species native to central U.S. and tropical Africa

Shrub

Bigleaf Hydrangea

(Hydrangea macrophylla)Perennial Garden, Admissions Garden

Cultivars with large white, blue, or pink flowers.

Bluebeard / Blue-mist Shrub

( Caryopteris x clandonensis )Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden

Bottlebrush Buckeye

(Aesculus parviflora)MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Perennial Garden

Bush Cinquefoil

(Potentilla fruticosa)Children's Garden

Butterfly-bush

(Buddleia davidii)Children's Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Cultivar flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white.

Buttonbush

(Cephalanthus occidentalis)Seasonal Gardens

Chastetree

(Vitex negundo)Rock Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Common Fig

(Ficus carica)Children's Garden, Herb Garden

Donated from 4th generation Italian family.

Common Sweetshrub / Carolina Allspice

(Calycanthus floridus)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Native Va. to Fla. Fragrant dark reddish brown flowers.

Oakleaf Hydrangea

(Hydrangea quercifolia)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Rose-of-Sharon

(Hibiscus syriacus)Historic Rose Garden

Shrub Bushclover

(Lespedeza bicolor)Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum

Spirea

(Spirea species)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Summersweet Clethra

(Clethra alnifolia)Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Tamarix / Saltcedar

(Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink Cascade')Seasonal Gardens

Virginia Sweetspire

((Itea virginica))Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Arboretum, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Yucca / Adam’s Needle

(Yucca filamentosa)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden, Herb Garden

Evergreen, native to the warm regions of North America.

Small Flowering Tree

Crapemyrtle

(Lagerstroemia indica)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Summer bloom, fall color, colorful bark and seed pods

Fragrant Snowbell

(Styrax obassium)Arboretum

Japanese Snowbell

(Styrax japonicum)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia pseudo-camellia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Colorful bark , fall foliage color, summer white flowers

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia pseudocamellia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Wonderful exfoliating bark, 2 1/2" white flowers, and wonderful fall foliage.

Kousa Dogwood

(Cornus kousa)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Colorful fall foliage

Pagoda Dogwood

(Cornus alternifolia)Children's Garden

Spreading horizontal branches

Sourwood tree

(Oxydendrum arboretum)

Native

Southern Magnolia

(Magnolia grandiflora)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Evergreen foliage, huge white flowers in summer

Sweetbay Magnolia

((Magnolia virginiana))Children's Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Summer Annual

Beefsteak Plant

(Perilla frutescens)Admissions Garden

Grown for it's colorful foliage.

Borage

(Borago officinalis)Children's Garden, Herb Garden

Herb used in salads. self-sowing seeds

Cleome / Spider flower

(Cleome hasslerana)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Cockscomb / Plumed or Crested Celosia

(Celosia cristata)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

A good dried flower.

Creeping Zinnia

(Sanvitalia procumbens)Seasonal Gardens

Flowering Tobacco / Nicotiana

((Nicotiana alata))Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Globe Amaranth / Gomphrena

(Gomphrena globosa)Seasonal Gardens

Clover-like flower heads excellent for drying.

Marigold

(Tagetes species)Seasonal Gardens

Many species and cultivars of varied color, size bloom, and height.

Nasturtium

(Tropaeolum species)Children's Garden, Herb Garden

Native to the cooler parts of South America.

Ornamental pepper

(Capsicum annuum)Seasonal Gardens

Many colors, shapes, sizes

Torenia / Wishbone Flower

(Torenia fournieri)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Zinnia

(Zinnia elegans)Seasonal Gardens

Many colors, shapes, and sizes.

Tender Perennial

Begonia

(Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Grown as an annual

Coleus

(Coleus x hybridus)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Grown for it's colorful foliage. Tender perennial grown as a summer annual.

Cuphea / Batface

(Cuphea ignea)Seasonal Gardens

A tender perennial grown as a summer annual.

Four-O'Clock

(Mirabilis jalapa)Herb Garden

Will self sow seeds. Herb still used as an antibacterial.

Lantana

(Lantana camara)Seasonal Gardens

Many cultivars of different colors and growth habits.

Vines

Cimbing Hydrangea

(Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Admissions Garden

Showy white flowers

Clematis Vine

(Clematis species)Children's Garden

Autumn Splendor

(September to Mid November)

Autumn means not only the shortening of days and the lower position of the sun in the sky, but another change to the landscape of Hershey Gardens. Adding to the continued bloom of 5,600 roses and colorful summer annuals are 1,000 brilliant chrysanthemums, fall blooming perennials, and a spectacular display of fall foliage throughout the Gardens.

Bulbs

Showy Autumn Crocus

(Colchicum speciosum)

Foliage arrives in spring, dies back in summer, blooms in fall

Conifer

Common Baldcypress

(Taxodium distichum)Arboretum

Deciduous conifer shedding it's bronzed needles in the fall.

Common Larch

(Larix decidua)Arboretum

Conifer that drops it needles over the winter.

Dawn Redwood

(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Introduced 1947 -1948 Deciduous conifer

'Moerheimii' Blue Spruce

(Picea pungens 'Moerheimii')Seasonal Gardens

Majestic 'Signature Tree' in every season.

Sierra Redwood

(Sequoiadendron giganteum)Japanese Garden

Native to California, this 'Signature tree' is a dwarf 40 to 60' compared to 250' west coast giants.

Weeping White Pine

(Pinus strobus 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum, Japanese Garden

Deciduous Tree

American Sweetgum

(Liquidambar styraciflua)Japanese Garden

Native tree with great fall color. Showy seed pods in winter.

Black Oak

(Quercus velutina)High Point Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Massive grove of native trees.

Common Sassafras

(Sassafras albidum)Admissions Garden

Native tree with outstanding fall color. Host plant for Tiger swallow-tail butterflies.

Gingko / Maidenhair Tree

(Ginkgo biloba)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Growing on earth for 150 million year and was native to the U.S. at one time. Introduced 1784. Male and female plants

Japanese Maple Trees

(Acer palmatum)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many cultivars have as colorful foliage in spring as in fall. Branch structure interesting in winter.

Red Maple

(Acer rubrum)Japanese Garden

Red flowers in spring and great fall foliage color

Scarlet Oak

(Quercus coccinea)Arboretum

Native tree with great fall foliage.

Sugar Maple

(Acer saccharum)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Outstanding native tree with brilliant yellow, burnt orange, and red tones in fall. Sap is boiled down to make maple syrup.

Tuliptree / Tulip Poplar

(Liriodendron tulipifera)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Golden fall color

White Ash

(Fraxinus americana)Admissions Garden

Native to U.S. wonderful autumn color.

Willow Oak

(Quercus phellos)Arboretum

Impressive native 'Signature Tree'. Leaves look like a willow.

Fern

Autumn Fern

(Dryopteris erythrosora)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Coppery orange foliage

Japanese Holly Fern

( Cyrtomium falcatum ‘Rochfordianum’)Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Grass

Blue Fescue

(Festuca glauca)Rock Garden

8 to 12" tall, intense, powder blue

Feather Reed Grass

(Calamagrostis acutiflora)Children's Garden

'Karl Foerster' cultivar winning 2001 Perennial of the Year award.

Giant Reed Grass

(Arundo donax)Children's Garden

10 to 15' tall looking a lot like corn

Hardy Fountain Grass

(Pennisetum alopecuroides)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden

Japanese Forest Grass

(Hakonechloa macra)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Gracefully, cascading leaves with varied colorations. Cultivar 'Aureola' won 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Quaking Oats

(Briza maxima)

Good for dried bouquets

Sedge

(Carex species)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Many cultivars are semi-evergreen.

Groundcover

Dead Nettle / Lamium

(Lamium maculatum)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Colorful foliage

Perennials

Asters

(Aster species)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Native to North America

Cardinal Flower

(Lobelia cardinalis)

Chocolate Joe-pye weed

(Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate')Children's Garden, Arboretum

Can be an aggressive self seeder

Christmas fern

(Polystichum acrostichoides)Japanese Garden

Coralbells / Alum Root

(Heuchera sanguinea)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

70 species are native to the Rockies. Many hybrids with different colorful foliage.

Daylily

(Hemerocallis hybrids)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many cultivars of different sizes, colors, heights, and bloom times

Dusty Miller

(Senecio cineraria)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Silver-blue foliage is uses as early spring annual, annual, and looks good into late fall.

Garden Phlox / Ground Pinks

(Phlox species)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Many species native to southeastern U.S.

Goldenrod

(Solidago species)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Native

Great Blue Lobelia

(Lobelia siphilitica)Seasonal Gardens

Hardy Sunflower

(Heliopsis scabra)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Valued for its bright color and long blooming season.

Hosta

(Hosta species and cultivars)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many sizes and colorful foliages

Joe-pye weed

(Eupatorium species)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden

Many species, mainly from Mexico, the West Indies, tropical South America and some are native in the eastern U.S. Some species spread easily.

Lavender

(Lavandula angustifolia)Herb Garden

Best if cutback in spring to just above last year's point of growth.

Leadwort / Plumbago

( Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)Seasonal Gardens, Admissions Garden

Leadwort should be cutback to the ground in spring to stimulate new growth.

Lilyturf / Liriope

( Liriope spicata)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Ground cover, best to cutback foliage over winter or early spring.

Obedient Plant / False Dragonhead

(Physostegia virginiana)Perennial Garden, Japanese Garden

Native to eastern North America

Sages / Salvia / Mealycup Sage

(Salvia species)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Many species, some tender and used as annuals.

Sedum / Showy Stonecrop

( Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’)Children's Garden

Colorful seed heads look good through winter.

Spiderwort

(Tradescantia virginiana)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Native to central U.S. Cut back to ground after flowering and they will grow and rebloom.

Sweetautumn Clematis

(Clematis paniculata)Seasonal Gardens

Fragrant white flowers

Shrub

Beautyberries

( Callicarpa species)Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Purple or White berries

Bluebeard / Blue-mist Shrub

( Caryopteris x clandonensis )Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Perennial Garden, Rock Garden

Bottlebrush Buckeye

(Aesculus parviflora)MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Perennial Garden

Bush Cinquefoil

(Potentilla fruticosa)Children's Garden

Common Fig

(Ficus carica)Children's Garden, Herb Garden

Donated from 4th generation Italian family.

Fothergilla

(Fothergilla major)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Beautiful fall foliage

Fragrant Winterhazel

(Corylopsis glabrescens)Children's Garden

Golden fall foliage

Holly

(Ilex species)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Red and Yellow berries

Oakleaf Hydrangea

(Hydrangea quercifolia)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

PJM Rhododendron

(Rhododendron P.J.M. Hybrids)Perennial Garden, Arboretum, Admissions Garden

Reblooms in fall

Red Chokeberry

(Aronia arbutifolia)Japanese Garden

Redtwig Dogwood

(Cornus stolonifera)Bill Bowman Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Best red stems color if older branches, thicker than a pencil, are removed yearly.

Scarlet Firethorn / Pyracantha

( Pyracantha coccinea ‘Mohave’)Bill Bowman Garden

Berries

Serviceberry

(Amelanchier arborea)Children's Garden, Arboretum, Admissions Garden

Native shrub is covered with white blooms in spring and beautiful colored foliage in autumn.

Virginia Sweetspire

((Itea virginica))Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Arboretum, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Winterberry Holly

(Ilex verticillata)Bill Bowman Garden

Colorful red berries covering branches

Witchhazel

(Hamamelis x intermedia)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Japanese Garden

Colorful fall foliage

Yellowtwig Dogwood

(Cornus sericea ‘Bud’s Yellow’)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Small Flowering Tree

Crabapples

(Malus)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Colorful fruit in fall and winter. Birds will eat over winter.

Crapemyrtle

(Lagerstroemia indica)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Summer bloom, fall color, colorful bark and seed pods

Flowering Cherries

(Prunus)Seasonal Gardens, MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Bill Bowman Garden

Beautiful fall foliage

Flowering Dogwood

(Cornus florida)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Burgundy fall foliage

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia pseudo-camellia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Colorful bark , fall foliage color, summer white flowers

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia pseudocamellia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Wonderful exfoliating bark, 2 1/2" white flowers, and wonderful fall foliage.

Kousa Dogwood

(Cornus kousa)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Colorful fall foliage

Parrotia

(Parrotia persica)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Colorful fall foliage

Sourwood tree

(Oxydendrum arboretum)

Native

'Winter King' Green Hawthorn

(Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')Seasonal Gardens

Showy red berries

Summer Annual

Marigold

(Tagetes species)Seasonal Gardens

Many species and cultivars of varied color, size bloom, and height.

Ornamental pepper

(Capsicum annuum)Seasonal Gardens

Many colors, shapes, sizes

Tender Perennial

Coleus

(Coleus x hybridus)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Grown for it's colorful foliage. Tender perennial grown as a summer annual.

Mum

(Chrysanthemum)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden, Arboretum

Many colors, flower types, and bloom times

Winter Walk

(Mid November to January)

"Winter Walk" at Hershey Gardens is a celebration of the gifts of nature during the holiday season. Wonderful winter plants take center stage as next spring's flower buds begin to reveal themselves. Discover the unadorned character of the Gardens' many stately trees while you keep watch for birds feeding on seeds and berries and squirrels burying those last few acorns.

Conifer

Common Baldcypress

(Taxodium distichum)Arboretum

Deciduous conifer shedding it's bronzed needles in the fall.

Dawn Redwood

(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)Children's Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Introduced 1947 -1948 Deciduous conifer

Deodar Cedar

(Cedrus deodara)Japanese Garden

Hinoki Falsecypress

(Chamaecyparis obtusa)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Shiny dark green frondlike branchlets on a tall, slender pyramidal plant.

Japanese Cryptomeria

(Cryptomeria japonica 'Dense Jade')Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Original Mother tree for this cultivar.

Japanese Red Pine

(Pinus densiflora)Arboretum, Japanese Garden

Lacebark Pine

(Pinus bungeana)Japanese Garden

Colorful bark year-round

'Moerheimii' Blue Spruce

(Picea pungens 'Moerheimii')Seasonal Gardens

Majestic 'Signature Tree' in every season.

Nordmann Fir

(Abies Nordmanniana)Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum, Rock Garden

A mature 'Signature Tree' with handsome lustrous deep green foliage.

Oriental Spruce

(Picea orientalis)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden

Serbian Spruce

(Picea omorika)Children's Garden

Sierra Redwood

(Sequoiadendron giganteum)Japanese Garden

Native to California, this 'Signature tree' is a dwarf 40 to 60' compared to 250' west coast giants.

Umbrella-pine

(Sciadopitys verticillata)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Beautiful deep glossy green foliage. Introduced 1861

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

(Cedus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula')MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Rock Garden

A mature 'Signature tree' with silvery blue foliage on cascading branches.

Weeping Norway Spruce

(Picea abies forma pendula 'Inversa')Seasonal Gardens, MS Hershey Tribute Garden, Japanese Garden

Mature specimen 'Signature Tree'.

Weeping White Pine

(Pinus strobus 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens, Arboretum, Japanese Garden

White Fir

(Abies concolor)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Bluish or grayish green soft needles

Deciduous Tree

American Sweetgum

(Liquidambar styraciflua)Japanese Garden

Native tree with great fall color. Showy seed pods in winter.

Black Oak

(Quercus velutina)High Point Garden, Historic Rose Garden

Massive grove of native trees.

Chestnut Oak

(Quecus prinus)Admissions Garden

Leaves resemble that of a chestnut tree. Native to Eastern U.S.

Common Alder / Black Alder

(Alnus glutinosa)Arboretum

Showy reddish-brown male flowers (catkins) and female egg-shaped brown nutlets persisting through winter.

Japanese Maple Trees

(Acer palmatum)Arboretum, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Many cultivars have as colorful foliage in spring as in fall. Branch structure interesting in winter.

Katsuratree

(Cercidiphyllum japonicum)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Mature specimen 'Signature tree'

Paperbark Maple

(Acer griseum)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden

Cinnamon colored bark

Purple Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Purpurea')Arboretum

Mature specimen trees, elephant skin like trunks.

River Birch

(Betula nigra)Children's Garden, Arboretum

Colorful bark year-round

Weeping European Beech

(Fagus sylvatica 'Pendula')Seasonal Gardens

Mature specimen 'Signature Tree' about 100 years old.

White Oak

(Quercus alba)Admissions Garden

Native Maine to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas

Willow Oak

(Quercus phellos)Arboretum

Impressive native 'Signature Tree'. Leaves look like a willow.

Fern

Autumn Fern

(Dryopteris erythrosora)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Coppery orange foliage

Japanese Holly Fern

( Cyrtomium falcatum ‘Rochfordianum’)Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Grass

Blue Fescue

(Festuca glauca)Rock Garden

8 to 12" tall, intense, powder blue

Feather Reed Grass

(Calamagrostis acutiflora)Children's Garden

'Karl Foerster' cultivar winning 2001 Perennial of the Year award.

Hardy Fountain Grass

(Pennisetum alopecuroides)Seasonal Gardens, Perennial Garden

Japanese Forest Grass

(Hakonechloa macra)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Gracefully, cascading leaves with varied colorations. Cultivar 'Aureola' won 2009 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Quaking Oats

(Briza maxima)

Good for dried bouquets

Sedge

(Carex species)Seasonal Gardens, Children's Garden

Many cultivars are semi-evergreen.

Perennials

Christmas fern

(Polystichum acrostichoides)Japanese Garden

Christmas Rose

(Helleborus niger)Perennial Garden, High Point Garden, Admissions Garden

Blooming for Christmas through spring

Sedum / Showy Stonecrop

( Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’)Children's Garden

Colorful seed heads look good through winter.

Shrub

Beautyberries

( Callicarpa species)Rock Garden, Japanese Garden

Purple or White berries

Buttonbush

(Cephalanthus occidentalis)Seasonal Gardens

Common Cherry laurel

(Prunus laurocerasus)Japanese Garden

Heavenly bamboo / Nandina

(Nandina domestica)Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Broadleaf Evergreen, great in every season!

Holly

(Ilex species)Seasonal Gardens, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Red and Yellow berries

Japanese Pieris

(Pieris japonica)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Colorful showy flower buds in early spring and winter

Northern Bayberry

(Myrica pensylvanica)Children's Garden

Native plant with small gray, waxy fruit on female plants.

Oregon Grapeholly

(Mahonia aquifolium)Arboretum, Japanese Garden

Broadleaf Evergreen

Redtwig Dogwood

(Cornus stolonifera)Bill Bowman Garden, Japanese Garden, Admissions Garden

Best red stems color if older branches, thicker than a pencil, are removed yearly.

Scarlet Firethorn / Pyracantha

( Pyracantha coccinea ‘Mohave’)Bill Bowman Garden

Berries

Winterberry Holly

(Ilex verticillata)Bill Bowman Garden

Colorful red berries covering branches

Yellowtwig Dogwood

(Cornus sericea ‘Bud’s Yellow’)Seasonal Gardens, Japanese Garden

Yucca / Adam’s Needle

(Yucca filamentosa)Children's Garden, Admissions Garden, Herb Garden

Evergreen, native to the warm regions of North America.

Small Flowering Tree

Crabapples

(Malus)Children's Garden, Perennial Garden, Herb Garden

Colorful fruit in fall and winter. Birds will eat over winter.

Crapemyrtle

(Lagerstroemia indica)Seasonal Gardens, Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden, Admissions Garden

Summer bloom, fall color, colorful bark and seed pods

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia pseudo-camellia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Colorful bark , fall foliage color, summer white flowers

Japanese Stewartia

(Stewartia pseudocamellia)Bill Bowman Garden, Children's Garden

Wonderful exfoliating bark, 2 1/2" white flowers, and wonderful fall foliage.

Sourwood tree

(Oxydendrum arboretum)

Native

Southern Magnolia

(Magnolia grandiflora)Bill Bowman Garden, Rock Garden, Admissions Garden

Evergreen foliage, huge white flowers in summer

'Winter King' Green Hawthorn

(Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')Seasonal Gardens

Showy red berries