Archive for February 2011

Ranking the scents and sights of Hamamelis

H mollis 'Wisley Supreme'  photo credit: J. CoceanoWith the warming days has come the blooming of the witch hazels, Hamamelis.  These early flowering shrubs are a welcome sign that spring is not too far in the future.  The Scott Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of Hamamelis in the United States.  We have many clones of the vernal witch hazel, Hamamelis vernalis; common witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana; Chinese witch hazel, Hamamelis mollis and many selections of the hybrid between Hamamelis mollis and Hamamelis japonica, Hamamelis x intermedia.

H x intermedia 'Feuerzauber' (3) JWC

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber' photo credit: J. Coceano

The selections of H.

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Plants of the Week: February 21

Cedrus deodora 'Roman Gold' JWC blog

Cedrus deodara ‘Roman Gold’ planted in Parrish lawn near Sharples Dining Hall is an upright form bearing golden needles.  This dramatic specimen plant is hardy to zone 6.  Photo credit: J Coceano

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primavera' JWC blog

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ is a cross between H. japonica and H. mollis displaying exceptional hybrid vigor.  Located near Sharples Dining Hall, ‘Primavera’ is wide-spreading, moderately fragrant, and very floriferous!  Photo credit: J Coceano

Galanthus elwesii JWC blog

Galathus elwesii blooming in the Harry Wood Garden is noted for having larger flowers than other species.  The botanical name for galanthus is derived from the Greek words gala for milk and anthos for …

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Plants of the Week – February 14

Parrotia persica bark (2) JWCParrotia persica by Sharples Dining Hall has exfoliating bark which adds interest to this mid-size tree (20-40’). photo credit: J. Coceano

Rohdea japonica JWCRohdea japonica in the Wister Garden creates a vase shaped clump with thick, dark green, strap-like leaves. This great evergreen for a dry shade garden will available at the 2011 Scott Associates’ Plant Sale. photo credit: J. Coceano

Aechmea chantinii 'Samurai' JWCAechmea chantinii ‘Samurai’, photographed at Longwood Gardens,  is a popular group of bromeliad noted for their ease of case.  Several Aechmea will be offered at the Unusual Tropicals and Annuals Sale. photo credit: J. Coceano

Hamamelis mollis 'Early Bright' espalied JWCWe are featuring Hamamelis mollis ‘Early …

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