Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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University of Pennsylvania

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: October = Location


Bottlebrush Buckeye
Seven Arches

Aesculus parviflora
(Bottlebrush Buckeye)

This large deciduous shrub turns a vibrant yellow each October.

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Near Key Fountain

Hydrangea quercifolia
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)

A native hydrangea aptly named for it's colorful oak-like foliage.

Fountain grass Near Rose Garden

Pennisetum alopecuroides
(Fountain grass)

A perennial grass native to Asia and Australia that will bloom through October!


Aromatic Astor
Near Rose Garden

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’
(Aromatic Astor)

An aromatic fall bloom that attracts butterflies and makes a great cut flower.

J.L. Pennock White Enkianthus
Visitor's Center

Enkianthus perulatus ‘J.L. Pennock’
(J.L. Pennock White Enkianthus)

Propagated at the Morris Arboretum, this shrub has striking fall color.

Virginia Sweetspire
Near Greenhouse

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’
(Virginia Sweetspire)

This shrub is native to the eastern United States and keeps its bright fall color for several months.


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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