William & Mary

Washington Hall

  • Cedrus atlantica glauca
    Cedrus atlantica glauca  The Blue Atlas Cedar (right), at the southwest corner of Washington Hall.  
  • Phellodendron amurense
    Phellodendron amurense  Amur Corktree.  
  • Phellodendron amurense
    Phellodendron amurense  Closeup of the Corktree, showing its distinctive bark.  
  • Camellia sp.
    Camellia sp.  Delicate white blossoms appear on this Camellia in early June.  
  • Aesculus hippocastanum
    Aesculus hippocastanum  The leaves and immature fruit of the Horse Chestnut.  
  • Morus alba
    Morus alba  A low, spreading White Mulberry, framed by Jefferson Hall.  
  • 1983
    1983  The Mulberry tree largely escaped damage in the 1983 fire at Jefferson Hall.  
  • Magnolia virginiana
    Magnolia virginiana  Sweetbay Magnolia.  
  • Cuppressus arizonica var. glabra
    Cuppressus arizonica var. glabra  Arizona Cypress "Blue Ice."  
  • Quercus virginiana
    Quercus virginiana  The Live Oak is prized for its graceful, spreading habit.  
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Plant Tour stop #15

Note the cluster of trees at the southwest corner of Washington Hall, which include a Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica glauca), Amur Corktree (Phellodendron amurense), and Camellia (Camellia sp.). The Corktree is native to China. Close by is a Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum).

The area to the south of Washington Hall features a number of interesting plantings, including a mature White Mulberry (Morus alba) that survived the Jefferson Hall fire in 1983. The Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is a handsome, mature specimen.