What’s in Bloom
The Greenway is still ablaze with vibrant fall colors, so don’t delay in coming to take an autumn stroll through the parks.
Honeylocust trees (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis) & Thread Leaf Blue Stars (Amsonia hubrichtii)
The Fort Point Channel Parks are golden this week with bright Honeylocust trees (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis) and Thread Leaf Blue Stars (Amsonia hubrichtii). The Thread Leaf Blue Star is an herbaceous perennial that produces delicate star-shaped flowers in the spring. The Blue Star’s foliage is long and very fine, and takes on a beautiful shade of yellow in the fall. Amsonia hubrichtii was named the Perennial Plant Association’s 2011 Plant of the Year, and it has certainly proved to be of interest in multiple seasons here on the Greenway!
Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Moraine’)
The Wharf District has a number of trees and shrubs that are showing fall color, including Maples, Ironwoods, Black Gums, and Sweetgums. The Sweetgum trees (Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Moraine’) are native trees with star-shaped leaves that look similar to maple leaves, and turn red before they drop.
Cranberrybush Viburnums (Viburnum trilobum ‘Spring Green Compact’)
Also in color in the Wharf District are the Cranberrybush Viburnums (Viburnum trilobum ‘Spring Green Compact’), which are gradually turning a bright cranberry red. We have a variety of Viburnums throughout the Greenway which produce clusters of red berries, and take on shades of red for the fall before they drop their leaves. They can be seen from the North End to the Fort Point Channel Parks.