Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

October 19, 2017

Peter's Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peters Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peter’s Hill [Title from verso.] 19 x 20.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), ca. 1970

Alternate Title: Peter’s Hill with crabapples (Malus) and a White Oak (Quercus alba, center)
Photograph by Pamela Bruns, American
Peter’s Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1970

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog.

Our Crabapple Collection is located at the northeast quarter of Peters Hill. Crabapples bloom in white and shades of red ranging from pale pink to deep purplish rose. Often the flower buds are a darker shade than the open flowers, adding attractive contrast on blooming branches. Many Malus species bear pink buds that open to white flowers. Most ornamental crabapple cultivars are small trees, typically maturing at 15 to 25 feet tall.

Oak (Quercus spp.) is our Tree of the Month at Arnold Arboretum for the month of October, 2017.

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