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Chimonanthus praecox - wintersweetJanuary 15, 2003

The Arboretum comes alive this month with so many fabulous winter delights!  Witchazels (Hamamelis) are in full bloom, and the colorful, plump buds of the Japanese flowering apricot trees (Prunus mume) are starting to open.  Mahonias are making a strong statement in the Arboretum now, with their showy, lemon-yellow flower spikes.  The first pink blossoms of the Lenten roses (Helleborus ×hybridus) are now emerging, in the Winter Garden and the Lath House areas. The conifer collection is delightful mosaic of blues, grays, and greens, and the fragrance of wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox) cannot be missed.

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Southall Memorial Garden Acer griseum - paperbark maple - Bark
Southall Memorial Garden Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Kashmir White' - Himalayan white birch - Bark
Southall Memorial Garden Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Parking Lot Ilex 'Carolina Sentinel' - NCSU hybrid evergreen holly - Foliage
Klein-Pringle White Garden Camellia oleifera ×sasanqua - hardy camellia 
Klein-Pringle White Garden Camellia sasanqua - sasanqua camellia - 12/17/2002
Klein-Pringle White Garden Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' - weeping blue Atlas cedar - Interesting Form
Klein-Pringle White Garden Cedrus deodara 'Pendula' - Interesting Form
Klein-Pringle White Garden Fatsia japonica - Japanese fatsia - Foliage
Klein-Pringle White Garden Salix pendulata - pussy-willow - Premiering This Week
Path to Winter Garden Ilex cornuta 'O. Spring' - variegated Chinese holly - Foliage
Winter Garden Camellia 'Winter's Charm' - Ackerman hybrid camellia - 12/17/2002
Winter Garden Chimonanthus praecox - fragrant wintersweet - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - Bark
Winter Garden Corylus avellana 'Contorta' - Interesting Form
Winter Garden Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Gold Rush' - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Helleborus ×hybridus (Ashwood Garden hybrids) - Lenten rose - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Iris unguicularis - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Mahonia japonica Bealei Group - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Mahonia ×media 'Arthur Menzies' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Mahonia ×media 'Buckland' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Mahonia ×media 'Underway' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - hardy orange - Interesting Form
Winter Garden Prunus mume - Japanese flowering apricot - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Prunus mume 'Pink Glow' - pink Japanese flowering apricot - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Prunus mume 'Rose Glow' - pink Japanese flowering apricot - Premiering This Week
Winter Garden Salix alba 'Dart's Snake' - contorted willow - Interesting Form
Nandina Collection Chimonanthus praecox - fragrant wintersweet - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Chimonanthus praecox 'Concolor' - fragrant wintersweet - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis 'Brevipetala' - flowering witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis ×intermedia 'Jelena' - copper-flowered common witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis ×intermedia 'Pallida' - common witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis mollis - Chinese witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis vernalis - Ozark witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis vernalis 'Carnea' - red Ozark witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Nandina Collection Hamamelis vernalis 'Christmas Cheer' - early Ozark witchhazel - Premiering This Week
Along Beryl Road Lonicera modesta 'Lushanensis' - Premiering This Week
Along Beryl Road Lonicera ×purpusii - Premiering This Week
Magnolia Collection Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Kashmir White' - Himalayan white birch - Bark
Magnolia Collection Prunus mume 'Matsurabara Red' - red Japanese flowering apricot - Premiering This Week
Magnolia Collection Prunus mume 'Trumpet' - pink Japanese flowering apricot - Premiering This Week
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
Paradise Garden Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus Group - Foliage
Butterfly Garden Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' - Virginia sweetspire - Fall Color
Butterfly Garden Mahonia ×media 'Arthur Menzies' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Reading Garden Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' - Buds
Townhouse Garden Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' - Nellie Stevens holly - Berries
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 Mahonia ×media 'Hope' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Lath House Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Japanese Garden Lagerstroemia fauriei - Japanese crepe myrtle - Bark
Japanese Garden Mahonia (Yucca Do hybrids) - Premiering This Week
Japanese Garden Phyllostachys nigra - Bark
Mixed Border Cedrus deodara 'Aurea' -Interesting Form
Mixed Border Cercis canadensis subsp. texensis 'Traveller' - weeping Texas redbud - Interesting Form
Mixed Border Cornus macrophylla - bigleaf dogwood - Premiering This Week
Mixed Border Cornus stolonifera 'Silver and Gold' - variegated yellow-twig osier dogwood - Bark
Mixed Border Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan' - goldtip Japanese cedar - Foliage
Mixed Border Hamamelis ×intermedia 'Jelena' - copper-flowered common witchhazel - Fall Foliage
Mixed Border Mahonia ×media 'Arthur Menzies' - grapeholly - Premiering This Week
Mixed Border Mahonia (Yucca Do hybrids) - Premiering This Week
Mixed Border Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina' - variegated Himalayan pine - Folaige
Mixed Border Pseudocydonia sinensis - Chinese quince - Fruit
Mixed Border Spiraea thunbergii 'Fujino Pink' - apple-blossom Thunberg spirea - Premiering This Week
Tender Perennials at "Necessary" Cercis canadensis subsp. texensis 'Traveller' - weeping Texas redbud - Interesting Form
Main Perennial Border Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata - Spanish lavender - Foliage
Main Perennial Border Opuntia grandiflora - Interesting Form
Main Perennial Border Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata' - Interesting Form
Elizabeth Lawrence Border Mahonia fortunei - Premiering This Week
Elizabeth Lawrence Border Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata' - Interesting Form
Trial Border Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata 'Avonview' - Spanish lavender - Foliage
Trial Border Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata 'Otto Quast' - Spanish lavender - Foliage
Berberis Collection Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Variegata' - variegated false Japanese cleyera - Foliage
Behind Trial Border Acer palmatum 'Beni kawa' - coral-bark Japanese maple - Bark
Behind Trial Border Camellia japonica - Japanese camellia - Premiering This Week
Cascade Beds Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' - weeping blue Atlas cedar - Interesting Form
Cascade Beds Cedrus deodara 'Montrose Veil' - Interesting Form
Cascade Beds Gardenia augusta 'Griff's Select' - Cape jasmine - Premiering This Week
Cascade Beds Nandina domestica 'Okame' -Foliage
Cascade Beds Nandina domestica 'Pygmea' - Foliage
Cascade Beds Symphoricarpos ×doorenbosii 'Magic Berry' - coral berry - Fruit
Cascade Beds Symphoricarpos 'Pink Magic' - Fruit
Asian Valley Mahonia (Yucca Do hybrids) - Premiering This Week
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 - Interesting Form
Old West Arboretum Pinus strobus 'Torulosa' - curly-leaf white pine - 12/17/2002
Old West Arboretum Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - hardy orange - 12/17/2002

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