The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

December 2005

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Species:  Eucalyptus sideroxylon

Common name:  Red Ironbark

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Australian Garden

Notes: Fluffy light pink stamen flowers; has rough bark. The door in the picture is a site-specific installation of art from the Art Center

 

Species:  Hovenia dulcis

Common name:  Japanese Raisin Tree

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Edible fleshy pedicel stores sugar and tastes like a date or raisin; has dropped its leaves now

 

Species:  Ginkgo biloba

Common name:  Maidenhair Tree

Family:  Ginkgoaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Yellow leaves; Left photo shows Bonsai version

 

Species:  Ilex x altaclerensis 'Wilsonii'

Common name:  Wilson Holly

Family:  Aquifoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden outside Zen Court by stroll path

Notes: Doesn't have spines all around the edges

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Yamato Nishiki'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden in front of house

Notes:Higo style flower. Large group of stamens in the center with a single row of uneven petals around them. This sports as you can see by the color variations of the flowers. Sporting is due to the instability of the genes.

Species:  Camellia japonica 'San Dimas'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Red single flower. Petals are quite even.

Species:  Camellia japonica 'Tinsie Two'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Red, white. Note the petaloids in the center.

Species:  Camellia hiemalis 'Kanjiro'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Rose-pink flowers

Species:  Salix x sepulcralis var. chrysocoma

Common name:  Golden Niobe Willow

Family:  Salicaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Yellow twigs

Species:  Nandina domestica

Common name:  Heavenly Bamboo

Family:  Berberidaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: Also in picture is a variegated Bamboo from the Poaceae family

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Moon Moth'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden

Notes: White single flower

 

Species:  Ilex aquifolium 'Aureo-marginata'

Common name:  Holly

Family:  Aquifoliaceae

Location in Garden:  Japanese Garden by Evergreen Maple

Notes: Gold-edged leaves, red berries. Native Americans used the leaves for a healing tea for measles. From the ashes of the leaves, they made another tea for whooping cough. In the American language of flowers, Holly symbolizes "Foresight."

 

Species:  Rosa 'Altissimo'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden in front of Tearoom

Notes: Large flowered climber, 1966; Bright red

Species:  Rosa 'City of Belfast'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Floribunda 1968

Species:  Rosa 'Europeana'

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Rose Garden

Notes: Floribunda AARS 1968

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