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1. Cornus nuttallii - Pacific Dogwood. A Dunsmuir native plant - our City tree. Blooms in spring.


11. Lilium Washingtonianum ssp. Washingtonianum - Shasta Lily. A local native, also known as the Washington Lilly, its fragrant flowers bloom in early summer.

2. Crevice rock Garden - built in 2010 by Josef Halda, master rock garden designer from the Czech Republic, of scoria, a basaltic lava rock from Siskiyou County. It was planted with alpine plants naive to our surrounding mountain ranges in 2011.


12. Pedicularis densiflora - Indian Warrior. A native plant that is parasitic on the roots of other plants. Blooms in spring.

3. Penstemon Garden - planted in May 2014, it contains ten species of Penstemon native to Siskiyou County. As it matures its specimens will range from 4" to 4' high.


13. Woodwardia fimbriata - Giant Chain Fern. A local, native fern - one of the largest of the American Ferns. Fronds can reach up to five feet in length.

4. Rhododendron stenopetalum 'Linearifolium' - Spider Azalea. Native to Japan, introduced to the US in 1980. It is fragrant - unique among the azaleas. Blooms in spring.


14. Sciadopitys verticillata - Japanese Umbrella Pine. This unique evergreen, coniferous tree originated in the cloud forests of Japan. It's an ancient tree with a history dating from the earliest days of the dinosaurs - a true "living fossil".

5. Over 30 varieties of Hosta, Plantain Lily, are featured in the Gardens. Enjoyed for their foliage more than their bloom.


15. Acer Palmatum 'Ukigumo' - Floating Clouds Japanese Maple. One of the most extreme of the variegated Japanese Maples. The leaves have extravagant white markings with pink tips and highlights.

6. Cornus 'Venus' - Venus Dogwood. A cross between our native dogwood and the Korean dogwood. It has exceptionally large, creamy white flowers (bracts).


16. Hakonochlor macra 'All Gold' - Japanese Forest Grass. A native of Japan, clumps of this gracefully arching grass spread slowly by underground runners but is never invasive.

7. Viburnum macrocephalum 'Chinese Snowball'. Big, rounded 6" - 8" sterile white flower clusters in spring.


17. Many varieties of Japanese maples thrive in the Gardens. Seedlings and grafted varieties display colorful foliage in summer and fall.

8. Neviusia cliftonii - Shasta Snow-wreath. A rare native perennial shrub, it was thought to be extinct until 1992. It is found only in northern California around the margins of Shasta Lake. Blooms in spring.


18. Acer circinatum - Vine Maple. A local native, its leaves change from red-tinted green in spring to orange and scarlet in the fall.

9. Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' - Forest Pansy Eastern Redbud. A purple-leaved form with hot pink flowers in spring.


19. Silene californica - California Indian Pink. A Siskiyou County native, this perennial has clusters of flaming red flowers with cleft and fringed petals.

10. Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' - Hearts of Gold Eastern Redbud. Lavender flowers precede foliage that opens pink, matures to lime and gold, then shades of green.



Lower Park Map

The map provided is a rough, not to scale map, of the lower park, including the Botanical Gardens with a description of each area in the gardens.

For information about the Dunsmuir Recreation & Parks District
contact the office at 530-235-4740.

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