What's in Bloom

Set on twenty-five acres adjacent to Rock Creek Park, Hillwood’s Gardens contain a diverse and fascinating array of plants. Winter is here! The trees have droped their leaves to show the architecture of the branches.

Winter Jasmine ( Jasminum nudiflorum)

Winter Jasmine ( Jasminum nudiflorum) Bright yellow, waxy red in bud flowers that are not fragrant opening in January and into March. 

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Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum)

Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) Attractive bright red fruit (drupe) in october.

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Orchids

Orchids in the greenhouse at Hillwood

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Black Jewel Orchid, (Ludisia discolor)

Black Jewel Orchid, (Ludisia discolor)

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Flowering Crabapple (Malus x 'Sugar Tyme') This small  upright oval tree tree grows to about 18'.

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Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba)

Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba) Woody plants with stems that change to a blood-red color in the winter.

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Winter is here!  The conifers and broadleaf evergreens now take center stage in the garden.

  • The Black Jewel Orchid (Ludisia discolor) is an orchid species in the greenhouse at Hillwood. It is a terrestrial orchid, which mean it grows in soil and soil-like medium on the ground. In their natural environment, these orchids can be found growing on the forest floor. They are known for their foliage, which is velvety; deep maroon leaves with red veins that run parallel to the center. It blooms typically from December to February and last a month or more.

  • Orchids can be found inside the greenhouse at Hillwood.

  • Common Witchhazle ( Hamamelis virginiana)  Native shrub to small tree at friendship walk here at Hillwood. The fragrance of the flowers permeates the area this time of year.

  • Tatarian Dogwood (Cornus alba) Woody plants with stems that change to a blood-red color in the winter.

  • Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) Attractive bright red fruit (drupe) in october. The Birds at Hillwood love the fruit - see it before they are gone. There is a group of the Tea Viburnum in the shrub beds at the lunar lawn.

 
 

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