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Bloom Calendar

What's in Bloom: October = Location


Bottlebrush Buckeye
Seven Arches

Aesculus parviflora
(Bottlebrush Buckeye)

This large deciduous shrub turns a vibrant yellow each October.

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Near Key Fountain

Hydrangea quercifolia
(Oakleaf Hydrangea)

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

Fountain grass Near Rose Garden

Pennisetum alopecuroides
(Fountain grass)

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


Aromatic Astor
Near Rose Garden

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

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

J.L. Pennock White Enkianthus
Visitor's Center

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

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

Virginia Sweetspire
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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Alerts & Updates

The Garden Railway and Compton Café will be closed today (Thursday, June 23) due to the weather.

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

Please note: The Rose Garden is closed for maintenance every Thursday morning until noon.

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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