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What’s in Bloom: Dec. 21-Jan.4

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Cotoneaster dammeri (Bearberry Cotoneaster) with Picea pungens ‘Procumbens’ (Colorado Spruce); the red berries of this fast growing groundcover cotoneaster are striking againt the prostrate, cascading blue branches of the spruce

In the Show Garden:

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aureovariegata’ (Sawara Cypress); low growing conifer, strong bi-colour in this variegated form of false cypress, with long thin thread-like foliage

In the Show garden:

Pinus sylvestris Aurea Group (Golden Scots Pine); Golden form of Scots Pine, the thick needles are a bright golden colour in winter

In the Nature Garden – Ravine

Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea’ (Gold Twig Dogwood); has best winter colour when planted in full sun, exceptionally hardy Zone 3

In the Water Garden North:

Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ (Magnolia); a small deciduous tree grown for large white star-shaped flowers in spring on bare stems; buds seen here on beautiful framework of branches are susceptible to late winter frosts

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