Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

Connecting people, plants, and place.

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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.


What's in Bloom Year-round?




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Awakening the Senses

Enhance your Arboretum experience, either onsite or when planning a visit:

Arboretum Adventure, this family activity explores the grounds and shares plant science lessons along the way.

Collection Connection, search the Arboretum’s collection records to locate or learn about favorite plants.

Tours, choose from among a selection of guided pathways through the grounds.

Wi-Fi, connect with the Arboretum, or share photos on social media at hotspots located throughout the garden.


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