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All Bark and Some Fruit

Submitted: Jan. 19, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
By: Heidi Simper, Assistant Curator of Plant Records

The garden is covered in snow which makes for a lot of bark and some fruit that is still hanging on. How long is the fruit going to hold on for!? You'll have to visit the Garden to find out.


Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)

This gorgeous conifer looks beautiful covered in snow and icicles.


European Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

This fruit shows no sign of letting go.


Korean Mountain Ash (Sorbus alnifolia)

This is a different species from the Sorbus above, it seems that the Sorbus genus have a hard time letting go of their babies (fruit carrying seed).


Rose Glow Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow')

This is some tough fruit! They are surrounded by thorns, perhaps that keeps the birds from eating them and why they are still here.


Chaparral Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica 'Chaparral')

Lots of bark is on display in the Garden right now. It's a good time to learn to identify trees based on their bark.


Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

This tree's bark is unique and makes it easier to identify. The common name is very telling, as the bark that peels off is paper-like.


Rose Garden Waterfall

I couldn't pass the waterfall without taking a photo. It's my favorite winter scene in the Garden.

The Garden covered in snow is a magical scene to behold. We keep our walks shoveled, so put on some warm socks and boots and come see what all the winter fuss is about.

Photos by, Heidi M. Simper