What’s in Bloom

Ilex verticillata ‘Aurantiaca’ (winterberry)

During November and December enjoy the red, orange and yellow fruit displays of the winterberry hollies (Ilex verticillata) near the Corning Visitor Center, around Blueberry Pond and in the Holly Collection. Check out the trees in the pine (Pinaceae) and cypress (Cupressaceae) families in our conifer areas near Sperry Road and by Blueberry Pond. Explore the woodland trails and visit Meditation Point where Canada hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) grace the east side of the Pierson Creek Valley. Take a stroll over to Bole Woods to see the tall tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera), red oaks (Quercus rubra) and sugar maples (Acer saccharum). See the yellow fall foliage of the tulip trees in early to mid-November. A number of sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) and even flowering dogwood (Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Spring’) will show their fall foliage in early November in the Display Garden. A couple of Asian asters (Aster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’, Aster tataricus ‘Jindai’) will still be in bloom in early November in the Display Garden.