What's in Bloom

Below are some plants that are especially interesting or typically in bloom this month at Duke Gardens.

As spring approaches, we will return to posting weekly maps with the most current lists of noteworthy plants in each garden.

For an idea of plants you may wish to seek out at different times throughout the year, please see these plant highlight PDFs from peak periods in 2014: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October/early November.

Sarcandra glabra

Sarcandra glabra in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Tree peony

Flower bud of Paeonia spp. in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Japanese apricot

Prunus mume 'Hokkai Bungo' in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Dormant Chinese redbud

Dormant flower buds of Cercis chinensis in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Camellia hyamelis 'Shishigashiri'

Camellia hyamelis 'Shishigashiri' in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Japanese skimmia

Skimmia Japonica in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Camellia Japonica 'Turandot'

Camellia Japonica 'Turandot' in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul D. Jones.

Winterberry

Ilex verticillata in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Stefan Bloodworth.

Red chokeberry

Aronia arbutifolia in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Stefan Bloodworth.