William and 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
    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.
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.