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February Highlights

Holly Trail 

Ilex aquifolium ‘Apricot Glow’ 

This evergreen holly can reach up to a size of 12 feet high and 5 feet wide! But, it’s not just the size that makes this a great plant; it’s the colorful berries as well! Against medium green foliage, apricot colored berries are what the ‘Apricot Glow’ holly is named for. 

Vietnam Memorial 

Cornus occidentalis (Creek Dogwood) 

The Creek Dogwood is beautiful through all seasons. It’s a deciduous shrub, and blooms white in the springtime. Growing near the Vietnam Memorial, it’s a gorgeous site in the winter time, as you can see its colorful red bark after all of its leaves has dropped. 

Magnolia Trail 

Magnolia x soulangiana (Saucer Magnolia) 

Magnolias are always beautiful when in bloom during the spring season, but the Saucer Magnolia can also be a sight during the winter season as well! Close to the intersection of Wildwood and Magnolia Trails, you can spot the Saucer Magnolia because of its large pinkish-white buds! 

Winter Garden 

Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet) 

Wintersweet is an excellent for a winter blooming plant! Bearing clear yellow flowers with a spicy frangance, this plant can add a touch of color to any winter landscape! Even when there are no blooms, it’s still a great looking plant with glossy, lance-shaped leaves.

What's in Bloom?


Magnolia wilsonii

This Magnolia is native to China where it grows as a forest understory plant.  This is an unusual magnolia, in that the blooms are pendulous, meaning downward-hanging.  Their crisp white blooms are beautiful with bright maroon stamens in the center. 

This magnolia can be found at the western confluence of the Taylor and Magnolia trails in the Magnolia Collection.  Take a look today!