Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming?

December 2018: Winter has new vistas that expose the “bones” of the garden. Current blooms, fruit, seeds, and berries (new for December are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Alstroemeria, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (“Porcelain Berry”), Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Arbutus (“Strawberry Tree”), Asclepias (“Milkweed”), Azaleas, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Bergenia, Biden, Bouvardia ternifolia (“Firecracker Bush”), Brugmansia, Calandrinia, Callistemon (“Pink Bottlebrush”), Camellias, Caltha palustris (“Marsh Marigolds”), Cassia nemophila (“Desert Cassia”), Ceanothus ‘Gloire de Versailles’, Cestrum, Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’, Cistus (“Rock Rose”), Clerodendron, Correa, Cunonia capensis (“Butterknife Bush”), Cuphea, Tree Dahlias, Dichroa febrifuga, Echium vulgare, Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy”), Erica, Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Eucryphia, Fremontodendron californicum, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Ginger, Grevillea, Gunnera, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus, orientalis), Heptacodium miconioides (“Seven Son Flower”), Heuchera, Holly, Hydrangeas x seemanii, Iris unguicularis (“Algerian Iris”), Justicia brandegeeana (“Shrimp Plant”), Luculia, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Lobelia, Loropetalum chinense (“Chinese Fringe Flower”, Mahonia, Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nerine (“Spider Lily”), Oregano, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Photinia davidiana, Phymosia umbellata (“Mexican Bush Mallow”), Pieris, Plectranthus, Plumbago, Polygala, Poppies, Pseudocydonia sinensis (“Chinese quince”), Punica granatum (“Pomegranate”), Puya mirabilis, Roses, Salvia, Sambucus (“Elderberry Bush”), Symphoricarpos (“Snowberry”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes erecta (“Mexican Marigold”), Tradescantia, Verbena, Viburnum, and Westringia.

Camellias in Bloom

Download a map of the Camellias at Western Hills (2-page, 442K pdf). (Note: a guided camellia walk especially for our members will take place in February 2019.)

Camellia ‘Tama No Ura’ in bloom…
Camellia bloom

Plants are also available for sale—see current favorites.

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