Longleaf Pine in late Spring

Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, May 2021

 

 

 

Leaving the Rose Garden whose roses are not yet in bloom

 

 

 

 

 

to reach the native two-wing silverbell tree below the Rose Garden

 

 

Two-wing silverbell tree (Halesia diptera)

 

 

 

downhill and to the right towards the Chinese redbud tree

 

 

Chinese Redbud (Cercis chinensis) above ferns

 

 

 

across the green with buttercups

 

 

 

 

towards the circle of crabapple trees, their petals brightening the shadows of their boughs.

 

A circle of crabapple cultivars

 

 

 

The circle encloses a single, nondescript viburnum shrub

 

 

An Orangeberry Tea Viburnum (Viburnum setigerum) shrub in the midst of the circle of crabapple cultivars

 

 

 

Behind the crabapple trees, a native sweetshrub climbs  the metal enclosure of one of the gardens of the Arboretum.

 

 

 Harlston Wine Raulston sweetshrub (Calycanthus)

 

 

 

Growing along the same metal enclosure, Japanese Snowball viburnum.

 

 

Japanese Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum)

 

 

 

A viburnum branch frames the crown of a native Longleaf pine tree

 

 

 

 Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

 

 

 

To sit for a while listening out for the whir of the needles in the warm Spring air.

 

 

 Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris).

Photo by Robert Gutowski for the Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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