Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
March 2021

March 2021: The garden is waking up. Daffodils are finally starting to bloom. Camellias, Clematis armandii, Daphne, Edgeworthia, Forsythia, Hellebores, Lilies, Magnolias, and Flowering Plums are the stars (new for March are in bold type):

Blooming: Abelia, Abutilon, Acacia, Abeliophyllum distichum (“White Forsythia”), Allium triquetrum (“Three-cornered Garlic”), Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Arctostaphylos (“Manzanita”), Aristolochia macrophylla (“Dutchman’s Pipe”), Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Begonia, Bergenia, Callistemon (“Bottlebrush”), Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Camellias, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe (“Cobra Lilies”), Choisya (“Mexican Orange”), Clematis armandii, Colquhounia, Correa, Corylopsis (“Winter Hazel”), Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (“Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick”), Cuphea, Daffodils, Daphne, Echium vulgare, Edgeworthia, Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy“), Epimedium (“Bishop’s Hat”), Erica, Euphorbia Robbiae, Forsythia, Fuchsias, Garrya elliptica (“Silk Tassel Tree”), Gaultheria procumbens (“Wintergreen”), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Gunnera, Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidas, and orientalis), Holly, Hydrangea x seemanii, Iris confusa (“Bamboo Iris“), Justicia rizzinii (“Firecracker Flower”), Kerria, Lamium dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Laurel (unknown), Leptospermum (“Tea Tree”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Leucojum vernum (“Spring Snowflakes”), Lindera benzoin (“Northern Spice Bush”), Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Loropetalum chinense (‘Chinese Fringe Flower’), Luculia, Magnolia, Mahonia confusa, Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Melaleuca, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nerine, Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Pandorea (“Bower Vine”), Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Phymosia umbellata (“Mexican Bush Mallow”), Pieris, Plectranthus, Flowering Plums, Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Protea, Pseudocydonia sinensis (“Chinese Quince”), Rhododendron, Ribes, Roldana petasitis (“Velvet Groundsel”), Roses, Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Stachyurus praecox (“Early Spiketail”), Symphoricarpos (“Snowberry”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes lemmonii (“Mexican Marigold”), Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Verbascom, Verbena, Viburnum, and Westringia.

Fall Color: Aesculus, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (“Porcelain Berry”), Cestrum, Corylus, Echium vulgare, Fatsia japonica, Gaultheria procumbent (“Wintergreen”), Iris foetidissima.

Camellias in Bloom

Download a map of the Camellias at Western Hills (2-page, 442K pdf).
 

Magnolia
magnolia at Western Hills Garden
 
Edgeworthia
edgeworthia at Western Hills Garden

Protea
protea at Western Hills Garden

 
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