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Water GardenDecember 17, 2002

Fall has rapidly turned into a mean winter, as a severe ice storm hit the Arboretum hard in early December.  Plants were damaged throughout the garden, even some branches on the dwarf loblolly pines were lost. Sadly, the large old white oak in the Southall Garden that held the wooden swing for so many years, was entirely split open and destroyed.  

The Winter Garden has started to awaken, as buds swell on the many beauties that will soon be in bloom.  Bark, berries, and interesting plant forms dominate now.  Admire the unique structure of Harry Lauder's Walking Stick in the Paradise Garden (Corylus avellana 'Contorta'), the wicked form of the hardy orange (Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'), and the stately Japanese crepe myrtles located throughtout the arboretum.  The nandinas are looking their best in their bright red foliage, holding clusters of shiny red, yellow or cream-colored  berries.  This collection is among the best in the U. S. of this broad-leaved evergreen shrub.  Look closely among this collection for the thread-leaf nandinas (Nandina domestica f. capillaris), imported from Japan that are virtually absent from most other collections in the United States.

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Southall Memorial Garden   Abies firma - Momi fir - Foliage
Southall Memorial Garden   Acer griseum - paperbark maple - Bark
Southall Memorial Garden   Acer palmatum 'Red Filigree Lace' - red lace-leaf Japanese maple - Bark
Southall Memorial Garden   Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima' - variegated common boxwood - Foliage
Southall Memorial Garden   Daphniphyllum macropodum - false daphne - Striking Green Foliage
Parking Lot   Camellia oleifera - tea-oil camellia - 
Klein-Pringle White Garden   Camellia oleifera × sasanqua - hardy camellia - Premiering This Week
Klein-Pringle White Garden   Camellia sasanqua - sasanqua camellia - Premiering This Week
Klein-Pringle White Garden   Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' - weeping blue Atlas cedar - Foliage
Klein-Pringle White Garden   Cedrus deodara 'Pendula' - Foliage
Klein-Pringle White Garden   Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' - Virginia sweetspire - Fall Color
Klein-Pringle White Garden   Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' - Bark
Winter Garden   Camellia 'Winter's Charm' - Ackerman hybrid camellia - 
Winter Garden   Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - Bark
Winter Garden   Corylus avellana 'Contorta' - Interesting Form
Winter Garden   Ilex cornuta 'Sunrise' - golden Chinese holly - Foliage
Winter Garden   Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - hardy orange - Interesting Form
Nandina Collection   Nandina domestica - Fruit and Foliage
Along Beryl Road   Ilex opaca 'Cave Hill No. 1' - American holly - Fruit and Foliage
Along Beryl Road   Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese soapberry - Fruit
Conifer Collection   Cedrus deodara 'Glacier Blue' - Foliage
Conifer Collection   Cedrus deodara 'Pendula' - Foliage
Conifer Collection   Pinus taeda 'Nana' - dwarf loblolly pine - Foliage
Conifer Collection   Pseudolarix amabilis - golden larch - Fall Color
Conifer Collection   Thuja 'Green Giant' - arborvitae - Foliage
Magnolia Collection   Camellia 'Carolina Moonmist' - Cochran hybrid camellia - 
Paradise Garden   Corylus avellana 'Contorta' - Interesting Form
Paradise Garden   Gardenia augusta - Cape jasmine - Fruit
Paradise Garden   Prunus persica 'NCSU Dwarf Double Red' - dwarf flowering peach - Interesting Form
Butterfly Garden   Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' - Virginia sweetspire - Fall Color
Butterfly Garden   Lavandula ×intermedia Dutch Group - Foliage
Butterfly Garden   Prunus persica 'NCSU Dwarf Double Red' - dwarf flowering peach - Interesting Form
Reading Garden   Camellia sasanqua - sasanqua camellia - 
Townhouse Garden   Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' - Nellie Stevens holly - Foliage
Townhouse Garden   Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Townhouse' - Japanese crepe myrtle - Bark
Lath House   Castanopsis cuspidata var. sieboldii 'Angyo Yellow' - variegated Japanese chinquapin - Foliage
Lath House   Cleyera japonica 'Variegata' - Foliage
Lath House   Wikstroemia terniflora - 9/27/2002
Japanese Garden   Lagerstroemia fauriei - Japanese crepe myrtle - Bark
Japanese Garden   Phyllostachys nigra - Bark
Japanese Garden   Pinus taeda 'Nana' - dwarf loblolly pine - Foliage
Mixed Border   Daphniphyllum macropodum - false daphne - Striking Green Foliage
Mixed Border   Lagerstroemia indica - Bark
Mixed Border   Pseudocydonia sinensis - Chinese quince - Fruit
Main Perennial Border   Artemisia 'Powis Castle' - Foliage
Main Perennial Border   Arundo donax 'Variegata' - striped giant reed - Foliage
Main Perennial Border   Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata - Spanish lavender - Foliage
Main Perennial Border   Miscanthus floridulus - Foliage
Main Perennial Border   Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata' - Foliage
Berberis Collection   Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea' - golden Japanese barberry - Foliage
Berberis Collection   Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea Nana' - Foliage
Berberis Collection   Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Giant' - purpleleaf Japanese barberry - Foliage
Berberis Collection   Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Ring' - Foliage
Behind Trial Border   Acer palmatum 'Beni kawa' - coral-bark Japanese maple - Bark
Old West Arboretum   Lagerstroemia fauriei - Japanese crepe myrtle - Bark
Old West Arboretum   Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Fantasy' - Japanese crepe myrtle - Bark
Old West Arboretum   Pinus strobus 'Pendula' - weeping white pine - Foliage
Old West Arboretum   Pinus strobus 'Torulosa' - curly-leaf white pine - Foliage
Old West Arboretum   Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - hardy orange - Interesting Form

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