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)
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Plant Schizophragma hydrangeoides, wait 45 years, and Wow! (at the U S National Arboretum)
Thes plant came from a John Creech collection 45 years ago. It is are growing in the Asian Collections just at the edge of the Japanese Woodland where it abuts the Camellia Collection. If I'd been 50 feet tall I could have stood back and photographed the entirety of the vine. It 's more than three times as tall as the portion in the photograph. This is the most impressive I can remember it.