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Arbor Day Seedling

Vivid bracts of Heptacodium miconioides persist through fall. William (Ned) Friedman
Heptacodium miconioides by Ned Friedman

Each spring, we promote the cultivation of exceptional woody plants in our region through the Arbor Day Seedling Program. This exciting benefit of membership is offered to current members at the Sustaining ($100) level and above.

Our 2022 Arbor Day Seedling, Heptacodium ‘Temple of Bloom’©, is a choice cultivar of the seven-son flower (Heptacodium miconioides). This beautiful, easy to grow small tree or shrub offers year-round beauty in the landscape. See the plant description with growing instructions.

An invitation letter with reply form will not be mailed this year. Please note the mailing date for the 2022 seedling has passed. Members may pick up a plant in person in the parking lot of our Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street in Roslindale, on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 21, 4:00pm–6pm
  • Friday, April 29, 8:30am-10:30am
  • Saturday, April 30, 9am-11am

There is no pre-registration for pick-up. When you arrive at Weld Hill please remain in your vehicle while we verify your membership and retrieve a seedling for you. Seedlings will be available while supplies last on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thank you very much for your generous support of the Arnold Arboretum! We hope you will enjoy celebrating Arbor Day or Earth Day by planting a seedling with connections to the Arboretum in your home garden.

Not yet a member?

Become a member of the Arnold Arboretum at the Sustaining level ($100) or above to participate in the Arbor Day Seedling program this spring! To upgrade your existing membership to qualify, please email the Membership Department or call 617.384.5766.