Winter Highlight: Japanese Apricot

March 04, 2021

The Japanese apricot tree, native to Asia, brings a little cheerfulness to late winter—and its blossoms offer a preview of spring. 

Winter Highlight: Witch Hazel

March 01, 2019

You may be familiar with witch hazel as an astringent, bug repellent or disinfectant for wounds. However, witch hazel is actually a shrub — and you can see (and smell) one lovely variety at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Winter Highlights: New State Champion Tree

January 23, 2018

A dwarf hackberry growing in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is the most recent addition to ANC’s list of state champion and co-champion trees. 

Winter Highlight: Winterberry Holly

Winter Highlight: Winterberry Holly

February 17, 2016

Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) is an outstanding shrub for brightening a landscape during winter's gloomy, overcast days. Tiny white flowers give way to spectacular red berries.