Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: October = Location



Seven Arches

Aesculus parviflora
(Bottlebrush Buckeye)

This large deciduous shrub turns a vibrant yellow each October.


Near Key Fountain

Hydrangea quercifolia
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)

A native hydrangea aptly named for it's colorful oak-like foliage.

Near Rose Garden

Pennisetum alopecuroides
(Fountain grass)

A perennial grass native to Asia and Australia that will bloom through October!



Near Rose Garden

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’
(Aromatic Astor)

An aromatic fall bloom that attracts butterflies and makes a great cut flower.


Visitor's Center

Enkianthus perulatus ‘J.L. Pennock’
(J.L. Pennock White Enkianthus)

Propagated at the Morris Arboretum, this shrub has striking fall color.


Near Greenhouse

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’
(Virginia Sweetspire)

This shrub is native to the eastern United States and keeps its bright fall color for several months.


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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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Weather Update:

The Arboretum is open as usual.
Please note that winter 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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