Botanical thermometers

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 9, 2019

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Arnold Arboretum, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 19, 2019

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Arnold Arboretum, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 17, 1991 István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. They are authors of Conifers around the world : conifers of the temperate zones and […]

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The ultimate early bloomer

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 23, 2018

The ultimate early bloomer

Arnold Promise witch hazel

An interesting byproduct of planting related species side by side is that pollinating insects can become unwitting hybridizers. Such was certainly the case with one of the Arboretum’s most famous introductions, Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’. A beautiful and vigorous witch hazel, ‘Arnold Promise’ was named to honor the place where it began, a happy […]

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Hamamelis mollis, Arnold Arboretum, 1927

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 31, 2016

Hamamelis mollis, Arnold Arboretum, 1927

Hamamelis mollis

Hamamelis mollis Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts April 2, 1927 Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors of the early twentieth century. It is not an overstatement to credit Wilson with bringing Eastern Asian botany, history, and culture to […]

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Hamamelis japonica arborea, 1915-1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 24, 2016

Hamamelis japonica arborea, 1915-1919

Hamamelis japonica arborea

Hamamelis japonica arborea Photograph by Camillo Schneider Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 1915-1919 Hamamelis spp. “Witch-hazel” is our Tree of Month for March 2016. Camillo Schneider was a German plant collector and dendrologist who, forced to abandon fieldwork in China, sought asylum and employment at the Arboretum during World War I. He worked as Research […]

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Hamamelis japonica, Arnold Arboretum, 1926

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 10, 2016

Hamamelis japonica, Arnold Arboretum, 1926

Hamamelis japonica Photograph by George W. Root Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts February 15, 1926 Hamamelis spp. “Witch-hazel” is our Tree of Month for March 2016. The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library and Archives will feature a new view of a Hammaelis specimen every Thursday of this month, so keep checking back! Andrew Gapinski, Arnold Arboretum […]

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