Special Collections

NCBG - William Lanier Hunt Arboretum

From the 1960s into the 1990s, William Lanier Hunt donated over 100 acres of land to the North Carolina Botanical Garden, including several beautiful rhododendron bluffs located in a gorge along Morgan Creek. The purpose the William Lanier Hunt Arboretum is to protect natural areas and conserve a collection of the diverse woody plants of the southeastern United States. Upstream of and contiguous with the Hunt Arboretum lies the eight-acre Grey Bluff Garden that also protects the steep slopes along Morgan Creek and another extensive rhododendron bluff.

Last Update: 2016-08-29

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
AEPA2 Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-12 ft. detail
AESY Aesculus sylvatica Painted Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 3-16 ft. detail
ALJU Albizia julibrissin Mimosa Perennial Tree, Shrub 33–50 ft. detail
ALSE2 Alnus serrulata Tag Alder Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet detail
AMAR3 Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 ft. detail
AMFR Amorpha fruticosa Tall Indigo Bush Perennial Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
ANBE Anemone berlandieri Eastern Prairie Anemone Perennial Forb/herb 8-18 in. detail
ASTR Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub height and spread 15-30 feet detail
AUJA Aucuba japonica Aucuba Perennial Shrub detail
BENI Betula nigra River Birch Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
BICA Bignonia capreolata Cross-vine Perennial Vine to 30 feet or more detail
BULI Buddleja lindleyana Lindley’s Butterflybush Perennial Shrub detail
CAJA9 Camellia japonica Camellia Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-12 ft. detail
CARA2 Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
CACA18 Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
CACA38 Carya carolinae-septentrionalis Carolina Hickory Perennial Tree 65–100 ft. detail
CACO15 Carya cordiformis Bitternut Hickory Perennial Tree 50–115 ft. detail
CAGL8 Carya glabra Pignut Hickory Perennial Tree 50–100 ft. detail
CAOV2 Carya ovata Common Shagbark Hickory Perennial Tree detail
CAPA24 Carya pallida Pale Hickory Perennial Tree detail
CAPU9 Castanea pumila Chinquapin Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
CEOR7 Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental Bittersweet Perennial Vine detail
CELA Celtis laevigata Southern Hackberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 65–100 ft. detail
CEOC2 Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CEHA2 Cephalotaxus harringtonia Japanese Plum-yew detail
CHJA2 Chaenomeles japonica Japanese Flowering Quince Perennial Shrub detail
CHMA3 Chimaphila maculata Spotted Wintergreen Perennial Subshrub 4-8 in. detail
CHVI3 Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
COAM2 Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Perennial Shrub height and Spread 6 - 12 feet detail
COFL2 Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
COAM3 Corylus americana American Hazelnut Perennial Shrub 10-16 ft. detail
CRCR2 Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
CRPH Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 ft. detail
DEBA4 Decumaria barbara Climbing Hydrangea Perennial Vine Climbs up to 50 ft. detail
DIVI5 Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon Perennial Tree 35-60 ft. detail
ELPU2 Elaeagnus pungens Autumn Silverberry Perennial Shrub detail
ELUM Elaeagnus umbellata Autumn Olive Perennial Shrub detail
EPRE2 Epigaea repens Ground Laurel Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 4-6 in. detail
EUAM9 Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
EUFO5 Euonymus fortunei Chinese Spindle-tree Shrub detail
FAGR Fagus grandifolia American Beech Perennial Tree 50-80 feet detail
FRAM2 Fraxinus americana American Ash Perennial Tree (15–)20–30(–50) m tall. detail
FRPE Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–45) m tall. detail
GADU Gaylussacia dumosa Southern Dwarf Huckleberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
GESE Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine Perennial Vine, Shrub Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
HAVI4 Hamamelis virginiana American Witch-hazel Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-20 ft.; width 8-20 ft. detail
HECO20 Hedera colchica Persian Ivy Perennial Vine detail
HEHE Hedera helix Common Ivy Perennial Vine detail
HISY Hibiscus syriacus Rose-of-Sharon Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
HYHY Hypericum hypericoides St. Andrew's Cross Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 1-3 ft. detail
HYNU Hypericum nudiflorum Early St. Johnswort Perennial Shrub, Subshrub detail
ILCO80 Ilex cornuta Burford Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-15 ft. detail
ILCR2 Ilex crenata Japanese Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
ILDE Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
ILMO Ilex montana Mountain Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
ILOP Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
ILVE Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
ILVO Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-20 feet, or more detail
ITVI Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
JUNI Juglans nigra Black Walnut Perennial Tree detail
KALA Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
LEBI2 Lespedeza bicolor Bicolor Lespedeza Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
LIOV Ligustrum ovalifolium California Privet Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
LISI Ligustrum sinense Chinese Privet Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
LIBE3 Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
LIST2 Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
LITU Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip-tree Perennial Tree detail
LOJA Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle Perennial Vine detail
LOSE Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
LYMA2 Lyonia mariana Piedmont Staggerbush Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
MAAC Magnolia acuminata Cucumber Magnolia Perennial Tree detail
MAGR4 Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Perennial Tree 60-80 ft. detail
MAMA2 Magnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia Perennial Tree 30- 40 ft. detail
MATR Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
MECA3 Menispermum canadense Moonseed Perennial Vine detail
MIRE Mitchella repens Partridge-berry Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 4 in. (trailing 1/2-1 ft.) detail
MOCE2 Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
MORU2 Morus rubra Red Mulberry Perennial Tree 5–20(–25) m tall. detail
NADO Nandina domestica Nandina Perennial Shrub detail
NYSY Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum Perennial Tree 60 plus feet detail
OSVI Ostrya virginiana American Hop-hornbeam Perennial Tree, Shrub 25-40 ft. detail
OXAR Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet or more detail
PAQU2 Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Perennial Vine detail
PATO2 Paulownia tomentosa Empress Tree Perennial Tree (5–)10–15(–30) m tall. detail
PHSE17 Photinia serratifolia Taiwanese Photinia Perennial Tree detail
PIEC2 Pinus echinata Rosemary Pine Perennial Tree (15–)20–35(–45) m tall. detail
PITA Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
PIVI2 Pinus virginiana Jersey Pine Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–30) m tall. detail
PLOC Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore Perennial Tree 75-100 feet detail
PUMOL Pueraria montana var. lobata Kudzu Perennial Vine to 100 ft. (long) detail
QUAL Quercus alba White Oak Perennial Tree to 100 feet detail
QUCO2 Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUFA Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak Perennial Tree (15–)20–30(–40) m tall. detail
QUMI Quercus michauxii Swamp Chestnut Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUNI Quercus nigra Water Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUPA5 Quercus pagoda Cherrybark Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUPH Quercus phellos Willow Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUSH Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
QUST Quercus stellata Post Oak Perennial Tree to 85 feet detail
QUVE Quercus velutina Black Oak Perennial Tree to 80 feet x 40 feet detail
RHAR3 Rhododendron arborescens Smooth Azalea Perennial Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
RHCA8 Rhododendron catawbiense Catawba Rhododendron Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
RHPE4 Rhododendron periclymenoides Pinxter-flower Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
RHGL Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 9-15 ft. detail
ROPS Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Perennial Tree detail
ROLA Rosa laevigata Cherokee Rose Perennial Vine, Subshrub detail
ROMU Rosa multiflora Multiflora Rose Perennial Vine, Subshrub detail
ROPA Rosa palustris Swamp Rose Perennial Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
RUAL Rubus allegheniensis Allegheny Blackberry Perennial Subshrub detail
RUBI Rubus bifrons European Blackberry Perennial Subshrub detail
RUFL Rubus flagellaris Common Dewberry Perennial Subshrub detail
RUHI Rubus hispidus Swamp Dewberry Perennial Subshrub detail
SANI Salix nigra Black Willow Perennial Tree to 60 ft detail
SACA12 Sambucus canadensis Common Elderberry height and spread 8-12 feet detail
SAAL5 Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
SMBO2 Smilax bona-nox Catbriar Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
SMGL Smilax glauca Cat Greenbrier Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
SMRO Smilax rotundifolia Bullbriar Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
SPTH2 Spiraea thunbergii Thunberg’s Meadowsweet Perennial Shrub detail
STTR Staphylea trifolia American Bladdernut Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
STGR4 Styrax grandifolius Bigleaf Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
THOC2 Thuja occidentalis American Arborvitae Perennial Tree 20-40 ft. detail
TORA2 Toxicodendron radicans Eastern Poison Ivy Perennial Shrub, Forb/herb, Subshrub, Vine detail
TSCA Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
ULAL Ulmus alata Winged Elm Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–35) m tall detail
ULAM Ulmus americana American Elm Perennial Tree (10–)20–35(–50) m tall detail
ULRU Ulmus rubra Red Elm Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–40) m tall detail
VAAR Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet x 15 feet detail
VAPA4 Vaccinium pallidum Early Lowbush Blueberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
VAST Vaccinium stamineum Common Deerberry Perennial Shrub 6 feet tall and wide detail
VATE3 Vaccinium tenellum Small Black Blueberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
VIAC Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-6 ft. detail
VIDI80 Viburnum dilatatum Linden Viburnum Perennial Shrub detail
VIPR Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
VIRU Viburnum rufidulum Rusty Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
VIMI2 Vinca minor Common Periwinkle Perennial Vine, Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
WISI Wisteria sinensis Chinese Wisteria Perennial Vine detail
XASI Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail