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April


Asphalt Path/Crosswalk

  • Chinese Snowball Viburnum, Viburnum macrocephalum
    Deciduious shrub, vase-shaped, maturing to 15-20’; white non-fragrant, sterile florets
    (each 1 1/4” wide) bloom in dense globose clusters (to 5-8” wide)
  • Doublefile Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ’Shasta’
    Deciduious shrub, horizontially branched 6’ tall and 10-12’ wide at maturity; 4-6” inflorescence; pure white florets followed by bright red maturing to black fruits
  • Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant'
    Perennial bulb with nodding, bell-shaped white flowers tipped with a green spot; mildly fragrant; goes dormant by summer; located near the entry to the Dogwood Trail
  • Bridalwreath Spirea, Spiraea prunifolia
    Deciduous spring-flowering shrub, 4-9’ tall and 6-8’ wide, open upright branching, flowers are double white 1/3” in diameter
Four Seasons Garden
  • Burkwood Viburnum, Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’
    Deciduious shrub 8-10’ tall, 5-6’wide; dark red flower buds opening into white flowers; outstanding fragrance

Mathews Nature Trail

  • Trillium, Trillium cuneatum
    Woodland plant with deep magenta colored, subtle upright flower sitting above foliage variegated with cream colored specks; sometimes called a tri flower because leaves and petals are in groups of three
  • Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica
    Native wildflower with pink buds maturing to lovely lavender-blue flowers
  • Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia
    Late spring boomer; Southeastern native with a delicate white flower resembling a collection of shooting stars
  • Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum (Trout Lily)
    Small (only 6-10” tall) with a yellow and brown flower facing down; mottled foliage resembles a trout; flower opens in the day and then closes each night;  member of the Lily family

Bush Azalea Trail

  • Native Azalea, Rhododendron (native deciduous shrubs)
    Individual florets are trumpet-shaped and usually borne in a large terminal cluster
  • Alabama Azalea, Rhododendron alabamense
    Fragrant white and yellow blotched blooms; height 5-6’
  • Piedmont Azalea, Rhododendron canescens
    Blooms fragrant, pink to white; deciduious, height 10-15’
  • Flame Azalea, Rhododendron austrinum
    Fragrant blooms, ranging from clear yellow, cream, orange to almost pure red; height 8-10’
     
 

     

    Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant'


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