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Plant Walk: August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
by Peter Hauser | Horticultural Intern

Alyssum

Alyssum is an annual plant with a branched stem and dense clusters of small flowers. The small flowers are sweet smelling, similar to the smell of honey. It is native to Mediterranean region and France. 

 

Centennial Hops

 

Latin name, Humulus lupulus, it is native to the European and American regions. It is a vigorous climbing herbaceous perennial. The first documented hop cultivation was in 736 a.d. in Germany. 

 

Japanese Maple

This small maple with bright green leaves is native to forests of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu in Japan. They bloom in the spring and then the flowers turn yellow-reddish in the fall.

 

Sedum Stonecrop 

 

Native to China and Korea it is a herbaceous perennial and id highly drought tolerant ground cover that flowers in the fall.

 

Weeping Mulberry 

  

 Native to Northern China can grow between 10 and 20 meters and has a life span of 250 years. The berries of the tree are poisonus when unripe.

 

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