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The Arboretum is an excellent place to view and evaluate plants that grow in our county.  Visit the Arboretum throughout the seasons to get great ideas for your next project.  Come take advantage of this unique resource!

New Hanover County Arboretum  


Vitex 'Shoal Creek'

Summer:  Vitex ‘Shoal Creek’ (Vitex agnus-castas)


Perennials June 09

Summer:  Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Black Eye Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)  



Japanese Maples in Fall

Fall: Arboretum pond and Japanese maples (Acer spp.)



Ginkgo with golden fall color

Fall: Ginkgo (G. biloba) with gold color




 Winter:  ‘Penny Orange Jump-Up’ Viola (Viola cornuta)


Crape Myrtle and Bridge in Winter

Winter:  Silhouette of ’Near East’ crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)


April 09 Arboretum Chinese Fringe Tree

 Spring:  Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus)

Arboretum May 09 - Bottlebrush

 Spring:  Stiff bottlebrush (Callistemon rigidus)

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