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  • Yucca, Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’
    Evergreen shrub, 2-3’ tall; gold-centered variegated form featuring a basal rosette and wide, sword-shaped, spine-tipped, leaves (to 30”long and 4” wide) with green margins and striking creamy gold center
  • Triandus Daffodil, Narcissus ‘Hawera’
    Perennial bulb growing 6-8” tall in spring with multiple flowers (2-6 per stem); flowers are pendant, usually with reflexed petals and short cups. This daffodil was bred in New Zealand and named after a small town on the North Island of New Zealand
  • Korean Boxwood, Buxus sinica var. insularis ‘Wintergreen’
    Broad mounded evergreen shrub with small, obovate, medium green leaves (to 5/8”long)
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  • Paper Plant, Edgeworthia chrysantha
    Deciduous shrub 6 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide with fragrant pale yellow blossoms
  • Star Magnoila, Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’
    Small deciduous tree with star-shaped flowers; grows 15-20’ tall with a spreading, rounded crown

Dogwood Trail

  • Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Cornus mas
    Deciduous shrub or small tree 15-25’ tall and 12-20’ wide with yellow flowers on short stalks of showy rounded clusters
  • Oregon Grape, Mahonia japonica
    Evergreen with multi-stemmed shrub, foliage is compound pinnate, leathery dark green to blue-green 1-2ft. Flowers are 3-6 inch raceme of bright yellow, fragrant followed by blue fruit
  • Dwarf Daffodil, Narcissus cyclamineus ‘February Gold’
    Perennial bulb 12-14,” long-lasting golden yellow flowers featuring a long trumpet and slightly reflexed petals

Bush Azalea Trail

  • Chinese Witch Hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia ’Jelena’
    Deciduous shrub 15-20’tall and 10-15’wide with coppery orange flowers
  • Chinese Chinese Witch Hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia  ’Wisley Supreme’
  • Spotted Wakerobin, Trillium maculatum
    Native perennial with leaves, petals and sepals all in groups of threes; flower emerges from the center of the leaf whorl

Garden of the Month: Dogwood Trail
The Dogwood trail is a great place to take a short “hike” in the winter. While serving as a wonderful natural habitat for numerous flowering dogwood trees, the forest also is home to many native Alabama species that have significant historical, economic, cultural or aesthetic value to our state.


    Trillium maculatum


    Look for this logo to locate these plants in the Garden.