June 7, 2010

June 7th, 2010 by Bridget

On the west side of the Hogan House {Health Services} on Merrill Street is our oldest Japanese Tree Lilac {Syringa reticulata} with large panicles of cream colored flowers. T his is considered the most trouble free of all Lilacs and is an excellent choice for a small tree.  In front of the Russell House by Highland St. are beds of ‘Goldflame’ Spiraea {S. x bumalda ‘Goldflame’} that have greenish-yellow foliage and many flower clusters of pink flowers.  When the new growth emerges in the spring the colors are a brilliant combination of orange and red.  In front of Prospect Hall is a large mass of ‘Henry’s Garnet’ Sweetspire {Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet} that has small white flower spikes emerging.  This spreading shrub is at its best in the fall, having excellent deep red fall foliage that lasts well into November.

In Plymouth Magazine

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