Collections Up Close: Witch-Hazels in Winter

January 24, 2016

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Collections Up Close: Witch-Hazels in Winter

When: Sunday, March 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Meadow Road before Ponds

As has been stated countless times before, in the Arnold Arboretum there is a tree or shrub in bloom every month (yes, including January!) of the year – a phenomenon only possible because of the witch-hazel family. From witch-hazel to winter-hazel, fothergilla to parrotia, the family includes some of the most botanically fascinating and horticulturally valuable shrubs for the temperate garden. Join Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture at the Arnold Arboretum, for a very special late winter walk to explore the beauty of the Arboretum’s witch-hazel family collection and its captivating history of development, evaluation, and scientific study here at the Arboretum. Snow or shine the witch-hazels will certainly be in full bloom!
In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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