The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2006

 

Each month, Garden Docent Judi Danner takes photographs of what's blooming all around the garden. Judi generously shares her photos and her extensive knowledge  at the Garden Docents and Volunteers monthly meeting and now shares them here with all of you. Thank you, Judi!

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Species:  Tabebuia impetignosa

Common name:  Ipe

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park

Notes: These are the pink trees that our visitors see on Allen near the freeway.

 

Species:  Melia azederach

Common name:  Chinaberry, Bead Tree

Family:  Meliaceae

Region of Origin:  N. India, China

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park, GIII

Notes: Yellow fruit is poisonous to pigs and people

 

Species:  Photinia x fraseri

Family:  Rosaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park F-GII

Notes: New foliage is red and looks like flowers from a distance.

 

Species:  Schefflera

Family:  Araliaceae

Location in Garden:  Arboretum Car Park BIII

Notes: Dark green foliage, berries

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-no-sakae'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance by the Munger

Notes: Soft pink, semi-double to peony flower, low growing

 

Species:  Pyrostegia venusta

Common name:  Flame Vine

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil, Paraguay

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Orange flowers

 

Species:  Erythrina x sykesii

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Hybrid from Australia

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Red flowers appear before the leaves. It does not form the pods that you see on a lot of the Erythrinas.

Species:  Quercus robur

Common name:  English Oak

Family:  Fagaceae

Region of Origin:  Europe

Location in Garden:  Library

Notes: Deciduous, unlike the California Live Oak that has leaves year-round. Bare for a very short period of time.

Species:  Livistona chinensis

Common name:  Chinese Fan Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Great clusters of fruit up at the top

 

Species:  Phoenix loureiri

Common name:  Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  India to China

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Fruit is a dark purple when it is ripe. Yellow flowers.

 

Species:  Chamaerops humilis 'Goldstripe'

Common name:  Mediterranean Fan Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Yellow striped fronds. Doesn't mean it's dying because of the yellow streaks.

 

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