Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
May 2020

May 2020: Spring is late, but the garden is finally blooming. Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Dogwoods, and the Chinese Fringe Tree are stars. (new for May are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Acers, Aesculus, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium, Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aquilegia (“Columbine”), Aristolochia macrophylla (“Dutchman’s Pipe”), Arum, Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis, Bergenia, Beschorneria yuccoides (“Red Bells Agave”), Billbergia, Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’, Buttercup, Calandrinia, Callistemon, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camassia leichtlinii ‘alba’, Camellias, Campanula, Cantua (“Sacred Flower of the Incas”), Ceanothus, Cercis (“Redbud”), Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe, “Weeping” Cherry, Chionanthus retusus (“Chinese Fringe Tree”), Choisya, Cistus, Clematis, Clianthus puniceus (“Parrot’s Bill”), Clivia, Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Cornus florida ‘Urbiniana’, Corokia, Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Cunonia capensis (“Butterknife Tree”), Cuphea, Cytisus ‘Lena’, Daffodils, Daphne, Davidia involucrata (“Dove Tree”), Deutzia (‘Magnifica’, ‘Magicien’), Digitalis (“Foxglove”), Echium (candicans, pininana, vulgare), Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy”), Epimedium (“Bishop’s Hat”), Erica, Euphorbia Robbiae, Fremontodendron californicum (‘Ken Taylor’, x pentadactylon), Fuchsias, Gaultheria procumbens (“Wintergreen”), Geranium (“Cranesbill”, maderense), Grevillea, Gunnera, Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus, orientalis), Holly, Homeria, Heuchera, Hydrangeas x seemanii, Impatiens tinctoria, Iris (“Bearded”, ensata, foetidissima, “Louisiana”, “Pacific Coast”, sibirica, pseudocorus, confusa (“Bamboo Iris”), Jasmine, Justicia rizzinii, Kerria, Kniphofia, Kolkwitzia amabilis (“Beauty Bush”), Lamium, Laurel (unknown), Leptospermum (“Wooly Tea Tree”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Libertia, Lilac, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Lobelia, Lonicera (“Hack’s Red”), Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”), Luculia, Lunaria (“Money Plant”), Lupin, Magnolia, Mahonia, Manzanita, Mathiasella, Melaleuca, Melianthus major (“Honey Bush”), Mimulus, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Myosotis (“Forget-me-nots”), Nasturtiums, Nicotiana, Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Pandorea, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Tree Peony, Persicaria, Phlomis, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Pieris, Pittosporum x ‘Sappy’, Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’, Welsh Poppies, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Pseudocydonia sinensis (“Chinese Quince”), Pulmonaria, Puya chilensis, Ribes, Rosemary, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Senecio petasitis, Stachyurus praecox, Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Symplocarpus foetidus (“Skunk Cabbage”), Thalictrum, Tiarella, Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Trachycarpus fortunei (“Chinese Windmill Palm”), Tradescantia, Vaccinium (“Blueberry”), Verbena, Viburnum, and Westringia.

Cornus florida ‘urbiana’
Cornus florida ‘Urbiana’

 
Rhododendron occidental
Rhododendron occidental ‘Marshall’s Seedling’

Chinese Fringe Tree
Chinese Fringe Tree

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