Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
April 2014

New arrivals for April 2014: The rhodis and azaleas came early this year. Of particular note is Marshall’s Azalea occidentalis, ascribed to one of the garden founders. The Japanese maples are already leafed out.

Several dogwoods are blooming, and the dove tree has its first flowers. The white and purple wisteria is out and growing up the redwood trees. Homeria provides a surprise on the upper path.

The conifers have great new spring growth. The Beschorneria are sending up giant flower buds. The Giant “Hercules” calla lilies are over 6 feet tall. The giant spear lily (Doryanthus palmeri) has a large flower stalk for the second year.

Other notables include: anenomies, cestrum, clematis, columbines, biennial echium, tree echium, iris, “Green Goddess” calla lilies, lunarias, peonies, and viburnum.

white wisteria at Western Hills Garden
homeria at Western Hills Garden

Clockwise from top left:
Marshall’s azalea, white wisteria, homeria, Mexican dogwood

Marshall's azalea at Western Hills Garden
Mexican dogwood at Western Hills Garden

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