Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: December = Location



Azalea Meadow

Hamamelis virginiana
(common witch hazel)

This large, medicinal shrub adds soft yellow color to the landscape from October through December.


Bark Park

Stewartia pseudocamellia
(Japanese stewartia)

Stewartia’s muscled form and exfoliating bark gives it year-round interest!

Below the Wisteria Walk

Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’
(Winter Gold common winterberry)

Winterberry, in the Aquifoliaceae, adds bright color to the Arboretum.



Holly Slope

Ilex meserveae
(meserve holly)

The blue-green foliage is a common traits of this cold-hardy holly, a hybrid of I. aquifolium and I. rugosa.


Orange Balustrade

Camellia oleifera
(tea oil camellia)

The tea oil camellia gives a pop of color to the Arboretum when little else is in bloom!


Wetlands

Betula nigra
(river birch)

Check out the small grove of river birches that line the western shore of our wetland pond.


Download a printable PDF of the Bloom Calendar


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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For the safety of our visitors and to preserve the structural integrity of our tree collection, climbing or sitting on the limbs of trees is not permitted. Thank you!


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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed September 21, 22 and 23.

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved September 21, 22 and 23. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed September 21, 22 and 23. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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