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April Highlights

Beech Trail 

Trillium ovatum 

Another Pacific Northwest native, the Trillium plant has made itself home as an understory flower for a long time.With leaves normally in a whorl of three, and a singular flower resting on top of the whorl, these plants look quite delicate. Ranging in color from white to greenish-yellow to purple, Trillium is always a pretty flower to spot. 

Vietnam Memorial 

Corylopsis pauciflora (Buttercup Winter Hazel)

The Buttercup Winter Hazel looks and smells great when in bloom! Be sure to check out its yellow flowers, which are in groups of two to five, and dangle on an inflorescence in early spring. These beautiful flowers stand out even more against the slightly textured dark green leaves. 

Magnolia Trail

Magnolia x kosar ‘Susan’ (Susan Magnolia), Magnolia x loebneri ‘Ballerina’ (Ballerina Magnolia), Magnolia x loebneri ‘Dr. Merrill’ (Dr. Merrill Magnolia), Magnolia x soulangiana  (Saucer Magnolia), Magnolia stellata (Star Magnolia), Magnolia stellata ‘Rosea’ (Pink Star Magnolia), Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’ (Waterlily Magnolia)

The Magnolias are now blooming! Be sure to walk down Magnolia trail and take in such an incredible sight of colors ranging from whites, to pinks, to reds, and all sitting in a canopy of large tropical looking leaves!

Bristlecone Pine Trail

Acer circinatum (Vine Maple), Acer rubrum (Red Maple), Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)

Our Maples are looking great now too! Walking down Bristlecone Pine Trail you’ll be able to indulge in the beauty of the Vine Maple, the Red Maple, and also the Sugar Maple. Be sure to check the different branch structures and bark textures of all three of these; they’re quite a sight!

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!