Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: February = Location

Eranthis hyemalis
Near the Greenhouse

Eranthis hyemalis
(winter aconite)

This member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) provides a bright splash of color in late February.

Hamamelis mollis
Near Mercury Loggia

Hamamelis mollis
(Chinese witchhazel)

Fragrant witchhazel of several varieties ushers in spring around the Arboretum!

Out on a Limb

(snow drops)

Named for its milk-white petals, this is one of the earliest blooms in late winter.

Chimonanthus praecox
Oak Allée

Chimonanthus praecox

Native to China, wintersweet adds fragrance and color to the Oak Allée.

Hamamelis x intermedia
Meadow Garden

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Rubin’
(Rubin witchhazel)

This bright pink cultivar is a hyrbid of H. mollis and H. japonica.

Hammamelis x intermedia
Visitor Center

Hammamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’
(pale witchhazel))

The late winter flowers of this plant bloom before the spring foliage emerges.

What's in Bloom Year-round?

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Know Before You Go

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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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden is closed due to renovations to the turf. The top gate is open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. We hope to reopen quickly.

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.