Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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University of Pennsylvania

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: November = Location


Engler beech
Near the Swan Pond

Fagus engleriana
(Engler beech)

Take refuge under the russet limbs of the Engler beech! It is a rare variety and one of our Great Trees.

Katsura-tree
Near Orange Balustrade

Cercidiphyllum japonicum
(Katsura-tree)

Considered by some to be the greatest tree at the Arboretum, the katsura has great fall color and emits a sweet aroma.

Dawn redwood Near the Log Cabin

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
(Dawn redwood)

The Dawn redwoods are deciduous conifers that were thought to be extinct until their rediscovery in 1941!


Fine tooth holly
Oak Allée

Ilex serrata
(Fine tooth holly)

This plant, native to Asia, provides a bright splash of color on the Oak Allée.

Willow-leaved spicebush
Long Fountain

Lindera salicifolia
(Willow-leaved spicebush)

The long fountain is brought to life, surrounded by the bright colors and spicy scent of this Laurel family shrub.

Japanese maple
Out on a Limb

Acer palmatum
(Japanese maple)

Vibrant varieties of Japanese maple dot the Arboretum grounds with color this month!


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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