Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming?

May 2021: Maples leafing out, Chinese Fringe Tree is blooming, and lots of new blooms (new for May are in bold type):

Blooming: Abelia, Abutilon, Aesculus, Ajuga ‘Catlin’s Giant’, Allium triquetrum (“Three-cornered Garlic”), Alstroemeria, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Apple, Aquilegia (“Columbine”), Arbutus, Arctostaphylos (“Manzanita”), Aristolochia macrophylla (“Dutchman’s Pipe”), Arum, Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Berberis darwinii, Bergenia, Brugmansia, Callistemon (“Bottlebrush”), Camellias, Ceanothus, Cercis (“Redbud”), Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Chasmanthe (“Cobra Lilies”), “Weeping” Cherry, Choisya (“Mexican Orange”), Chionanthus retusus (“Chinese Fringe Tree”), Clianthus puniceus (“Parrot’s Bill”), Cistus, Clivia, Cornus florida ‘Urbiniana’, Corokia, Correa, Corydalis, Crabapple, Cuphea, Cytisus ‘Lena’, Daffodils, Deutzia (‘Magnifica’, ‘Magicien’), Echium (candicans, pininana, wildpretii “Tower of Jewels”, vulgare), Eomecon chionantha (“Chinese Snow Poppy“), Erica, Euphorbia Robbiae, Forsythia, Fremontodendron, Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon, Fuchsias, Garrya elliptica (“Silk Tassel Tree”), Geranium maderense (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Halesia (“Silver Bells”), Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’, Hebes, Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidas, and orientalis), Heuchera, Hibbertia, Homeria, Hydrangea x seemanii, Iris [“Bearded”, ensata, foetidissima, “Louisiana”, “Pacific Coast”, sibirica, pseudacorus, confusa (“Bamboo Iris“)], Jasmine, Justicia rizzinii (“Firecracker Flower”), Kerria japonica (“Japanese Rose”), Lamium dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Laurel (unknown), Leptospermum (“Wooly Tea Tree”), Leucadendron ‘Jester’, Libertia, Lilac, Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Loropetalum chinense (‘Chinese Fringe Flower’), Lunaria (“Money Plant”), Lysichiton americanus (“Western Skunk Cabbage”), Lysichiton camtschatcensis (“Asian skunk-cabbage”), Mahonia confusa ‘Cistus Silvers’, Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Manzanita, Mathiasella, Melaleuca, Melianthus major (“Honey Bush“), Mimulus, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Muscari (“Grape Hyacinth”), Myosotis (“Forget-me-nots”), Nasturtium, Nicotiana, Omphalodes, Osmanthus, Osmaria (aka Osmanthus x burkwoodii), Pandorea (“Bower Vine”), Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Tree Peony, Persicaria, Phylica pubescens (“Featherhead”), Pieris, Pittosporum x ‘Sappy’, Poncirus trifoliata (trifoliate orange or “Flying Dragon”), Prostanthera (“Mint Bush”), Protea, Puya chilensis, Ranunculus californicus (“California Buttercup”), Rhododendron, Ribes, Roldana petasitis (“Velvet Groundsel”), Rosemary, Roses (‘Lady Banksia’), Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Senecio petasitis, Stachyurus praecox (“Early Spiketail”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tagetes lemmonii (“Mexican Marigold”), Thalictrum, Tiarella, Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Tradescantia, Vaccinium (“Blueberries”), Verbascom, Verbena, Viburnum, Vinca, Violets, Westringia, and Wisteria

Chionanthus retusus (“Chinese Fringe Tree”)
at Big Pond.
Chinese Fringe Tree at big pond at Western Hills Garden
 

Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon
Fremontodendron californicum x pentadactylon at Western Hills Garden

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