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Category: What’s growing on

What’s Growing On – April 2019

Halesia tetraptera (Located on the Mathews Nature Trail)Halesia tetraptera, commonly called Carolina Silverbell or Mountain Silverbell, is a small deciduous understory tree with a rounded crown that is often shrubby in habit. This member of the Styracaceae (Styrax) family is … Continue reading

What’s Growing On – March 2019

Virginia Bluebell Mertensia virginica, commonly called Virginia Cowslip because it grows in pastures, this native perennial reaches 10-30 inches tall. It has bright apple-green oval leaves and vivid blue clusters of nodding bells and blooms March-April in wet meadows, along … Continue reading

What’s Growing On – February 2019

Edgeworthia chrysantha, Paperbush (Located west of the Celebration Garden) Edgeworthia chrysantha, commonly called Paperbush or Edgeworthia, is a deciduous shrub that typically grows to 4-6 feet tall and wide. This member of the Thymelaeaceae family, a cosmopolitan family composed of … Continue reading


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