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January Highlights

Maple Trail

Acer davidii - Snakebark Maple

The Snakebark Maple gets its name from its reptilian-style bark! The bark is green with purplish-red highlights and then striped with white. Following a yellowish-purple fall color, this bark gives the Snakebark Maple a very colorful ornamental effect for the winter months!

Winter Garden 

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ – Corckscrew Hazel 

Once the Corkscrew Hazel’s leaves have dropped, you can truly see where its name comes from. A marvelous puzzle of winding and twisting branches gives this tree an especially interesting ornamental effect. It’s another great tree for any photographer! 

Winter Garden 

Viburnum x bodnantense ‘Dawn’-fragrant small blooms 

Viburnums are known for their fragrant flowers, and the ‘Dawn’ viburnum is no exception! With its bright pink buds opening pale pink, and then fading to white flowers, this shrub can be a magnificent sight! Don’t forget to look for its red fruit that follows the small fragrant flowers! 

Bristlecone Pine Trail 

Eucalyptus pauciflora – Snow Gum 

Eucalyptus pauciflora has a smooth and mottled bark which can be white to light grey or sometimes brown-red in color. Instead of losing its leaves in winter, this tree adapts to the weight of snow by bending its branches so that the outermost ones extend downward and snow falls from its leaves. Considered to be one of the best winter-hardy Snow Gums, Eucalyptus pauciflora can make a great edition to your landscape!