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JC Raulston Arboretum e-Update

January 2007

In This Issue

Coming Attractions – Highlights of January

Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Worthington compact) – compact false Japanese cleyera

Winter Garden
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' – bloodtwig dogwood
Daphne odora – winter daphne
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Gold Rush' – golden paperbush
Helleborus ×hybridus – Lenten rose
Iris unguicularis – winter blooming Algerian iris
Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' – trumpet daffodil
Pinus virginiana 'Wate's Golden' – wintergold Virginia pine

Klein-Pringle White Garden
Fatsia japonica – Japanese fatsia
Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' – U.S. National Arboretum hybrid crepe myrtle

Nandina and Witchhazel Collection
Chimonanthus praecox – fragrant wintersweet
Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis 'Emerald Kascade' – weeping thornless honeylocust
Hamamelis mollis – Chinese witchhazel
Hamamelis vernalis 'Carnea' – red Ozark witchhazel
Nandina domestica – heavenly bamboo

Japanese Garden
Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku' – coral-bark Japanese maple
Magnolia maudiae – smiling forest michelia

Lath House
Erica ×darleyensis 'Mediterranean Pink' – Darley heath
Iris unguicularis – winter blooming Algerian iris
Magnolia cavaleriei – magnolia

Mixed Border
Cupressus arizonica 'Limelight' – yellow Arizona cypress
Daphniphyllum macropodum –false dahpne
Erica ×darleyensis 'Furzey' – Darley heath
Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina' – variegated Himalayan pine

Paradise Garden
Corylus avellana 'Contorta' – Harry Lauder's walking stick

Perennial Border
Miscanthus floridulus – giant maiden grass
Nolina nelsonii – Nelson's blue bear-grass
Yucca aloifolia 'Variegata' – variegated Spanish bayonet

Other Areas of the Arboretum
Acer negundo 'Winter Lightning' – yellow-twig box-elder – W11
Cercis canadensis subsp. texensis 'Traveller' – weeping Texas redbud – E43a, W01
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Winter Gold' – golden paperbush – C07
Ilex 'Carolina Cardinal' – hybrid winterberry holly – E35, E43b
Lonicera ×purpusii 'Winter Beauty'– winter honeysuckle – E08
Magnolia foveolata – Chinese michelia – E18
Prunus mume cultivars – Japanese flowering apricot – throughout
Salix 'Flame' – willow – Su7
Ulmus alata 'Lace Parasol' – weeping winged elm – E40

This show is free. We invite you to visit often. – Nancy Doubrava, Interpretive Specialist

January Calendar

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – January 11, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM – Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers

"Blackberries and Raspberries: Delectable Jewels for Your Yard" presented by Gina Fernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State. Just imagine yourself stepping out of your back door early one sunny summer morning and picking a bowlful of luscious blackberries or raspberries to top off your cereal or pancakes. Sound good? Well, it is really easy to achieve and adds great value to your garden! All they need is full sun, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5, and some TLC.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture – January 25, 2007 (Thursday) – 7:30 PM – Free for members, $5.00 for nonmembers

"Botanical Art: A Historical Overview – Where Art Meets Science" presented by Sue Aldworth, Botanical Illustrator. Botanical art survived through the Middle Ages, flourished during the Renaissance, and expanded during the Age of Exploration. Now in the Twenty-first Century, botanical artworks are highly valued and increasingly sought-after. In a presentation highlighting the most important figures in the development of the tradition of Western botanical art, Sue Aldworth, professional botanical artist, illustrator, and instructor, introduces you to the exciting world of botanical art and the botanical works of artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Maria Sibylla Merian, George Dionysius Ehret, and Pierre-Joseph Redoute.

Please visit the "Calendar of Events" section on the JCRA Web site for a complete listing of our upcoming programs.


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