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. It is still Spring but it feels like summer - the roses are blooming!

American yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea)

American yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) Native, low-branching tree with compound leaves and long hanging clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in May.

Information
Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica)

Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) Native multistemmed shrub with clusters or ―spires‖ of small white flowers in the summer.

Information
Split-petal azalea (Rhododendron x 'Koromo Shikibu')

Split-petal azalea (Rhododendron x 'Koromo Shikibu') Semi-evergreen shrub, with long-lasting flowers with narrow, strap-like petals in a pinkish-purple, with darker tips. 

Information
Floribunda roses

Floribunda roses (Rosa x various cultivars) Deciduous shrub with lustrous green compound leaves (several leaflets). Multiple canes, usually with prickles. Blooms in the spring, and sporadically until frost.

Information
Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)

Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) Flat clusters of pinkish, bellshaped flowers bloom in late May. Light-colored, grayishbrown branches form a fountain-like shape and often exfoliate.

Information
Wood Hyancinth (Hyacinthoides Hispanica)

Wood Hyancinth (Hyacinthoides hispanica) Bulbous perennials with bell-shaped flowers.

Information

Japanese snowball (Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum) Spreading, bushy shrub that bears elegant large, white, ballshaped flower clusters in May. 

Information

Winter is over! Things are blooming every where in the garden.

  • Floribunda roses (Rosa x various cultivars) Deciduous shrub with lustrous green compound leaves (several leaflets). Multiple canes, usually with prickles. Blooms in the spring, and sporadically until frost.

  • Split-petal azalea (Rhododendron x 'Koromo Shikibu') Semi-evergreen shrub, with long-lasting flowers with narrow, strap-like petals in a pinkish-purple, with darker tips. Leaves are also narrow, with a reddish cast in winter.

  • Japanese snowball (Viburnum plicatum var. plicatum) Spreading, bushy shrub that bears elegant large, white, ballshaped flower clusters in May. Dark-green leaves look slightly pleated, especially when new. Fall foliage is reddish-purple.

  • Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) Native multistemmed shrub with clusters or ―spires‖ of small white flowers in the summer.

  • Wood Hyancinth (Hyacinthoides Hispanica) Bulbous perennials with bell-shaped flowers.

  • Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) Flat clusters of pinkish, bellshaped flowers bloom in late May. Light-colored, grayishbrown branches form a fountain-like shape and often exfoliate.

  • American yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) ​Native, low-branching tree with compound leaves (usually seven to nine leaflets each) that open a bright yellowishgreen, stand out as brightgreen in summer, and turn yellow in the fall. Long hanging clusters of fragrant white flowers appear in May.

 

You might be interested in: