Monthly Archives: June 2015

Clethra barbinervis – Ryobu: The Beauty of Bark (article)

Clethra Summersweet リョウブ 令法 ryōbu Clethra barbinervis (in Japanese, ryobu) has several common names: Japanese Clethra, Tree Clethra, and Japanese Summersweet. We have one plant, easily overlooked, in Area F of the Japanese Garden. Native to Japan, it grows in … Continue reading

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Rhododendron indicum ‘Myogi’ • Azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea • シャクナゲ / ツツジ • 石楠花 / 躑躅 • shakunage / tsutsuji Apparently, we only have two ‘Myogi’ azaleas, growing in a longish clump in Area B, along the connector path. The Plant List specifies that … Continue reading

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