One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, May 13, 2011
Dipelta floribunda: the flowers are pleasant but the persistent calyces are showier
Dipelta is an attractive largish shrub whose fragrant light pink flowers have attractive yellow throats. It's a one season plant, sort of formlessly glumply, like a Weigela or a Forsythia. Still, if you had a few acres it would be a plant you'd want to have.