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Asphalt path/Crosswalk
  • Peony, Paeonia  -  Herbaceous perennial divided into six flower forms, Single, Japanese, Anemone, Semi-double, Bomb, Double, flowering in April- May in a range of colors, including white, yellow, pink, red
  • Korean Dogwood, Cornus kousa – Small, deciduous, flowering tree or multi-stemmed shrub 15-30’ tall, with a vase shape habit; white blooms of four narrowly pointed petal-like bracts followed by berry-like fruit (to 1” diameter) which matures to pinkish-red in summer and fall
  • Japanese Snowball, Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’ - Deciduous shrub  8’-10’ with white lacecap-like flowers (late April- May) but may continue sporadically throughout the summer
  • Ornamental Onion, Allium schubertii - Dramatic foot-wide umbels resembling exploding fireworks; Allium x ‘Gladiator’ has globe shaped deep purple flower heads on 3-foot stems
Four Seasons Garden
  • Chinese Fringe Tree, Chionanthus retusus - Small deciduous tree or multi-stemmed shrub; pure white, fringe-like petals; fragrant
  • Kern’s Pink Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum ‘Kern’s Pink’  - Deciduous shrub 10 ‘ tall x 8’ wide  featuring bronze-tinged foliage with delicate soft pink flowers in May
  • Beautybush, Kolkwitzia amabilis - Deciduous, suckering shrub bearing a profusion of bell-shaped flowers, pale to deep pink with a yellow throat, in late spring and early summer
Mathews Nature Trail
  • Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia - Carnivorous plant grown in bogs, leaves resembling tall pitchers partially filled with water; the pistil, or female part of the flower, is the strangest part. It has a normal enough ovary that provides the enlarged base of the pistil, but the style expands into a large, star-shaped umbrella.
  • Bigleaf Snowbell, Styrax grandifolia - Deciduous tree 20-30’ tall with white fragrant  bell-faced flowers
Bush Azalea Trail
  • Rhododendron, Rhododendron catawbiense - Evergreen shrub producing a lilac to pale lavender flower in May against dense, smooth foliage
  • Sweet Shrub, Calycanthus floridus - Deciduous shrub with a dense, rounded habit; 6-9; tall and wide; unusual, waterlily-like flowers with a fragrance resembling strawberries, banana, and pineapple, appearing in May and continuing intermittently into June and July; dark green leaves and bark release a clove or camphor-like scent when crushed



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