Notable Trees

Trees you'd be crazy not to love

East Lawn

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Giant Sequoia
Planted ca. 1930

Given to Marjorie by family friends in the 1930s.

Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’

Weeping European Beech
Planted ca. 1911

Fagus laciniata

Cut-Leaf European Beech
Planted ca. 1911

Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropunicea’

Purple Leaf European Beech
Planted ca. 1911

Sciadopitys verticiallata

Japanese Umbrella Pine
Planted in 1980

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Lobbii’

Lobb’s Japanese Cedar
Planted ca. 1911

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’

Gold Threadleaf Falsecypress
Planted ca. 1911

Tsuga canadensis ‘Sargentii’

Sargent’s Weeping Hemlock
Planted ca. 1920

Rhode Island Champion Tree

Franklinia alatamaha

Franklin Tree
Planted in 1969

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood
Planted in 1971

Given to Marjorie Lyon in 1971 by the Arnold Arboretum.

Magnolia stellata

Star Magnolia
Planted in 1962

Given to Marjorie by David Jeffries( her nephew by marriage) in 1962.

Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple
Planted ca. 1911

Abies alba

Silver Fir
Planted ca. 1911

Rhode Island Champion Tree

Quercus palustris

Pin Oak (2)
Planted ca. 1911

Morus alba ‘Chaparral’

Weeping White Mulberry
Planted in1986

Davidia involucrata

Dove Tree
Planted in 1973

Given to Marjorie Lyon on her 90th birthday in 1973.

Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’

American Elm
Planted ca. 2001

Betula nigra ‘Heritage’

River Birch
Planted in 1999

Western Side (Great Lawn)

Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree
Planted ca. 1911

This ginkgo was beloved by Anthony Quinn, who lived on Poppasquash Point. He was known to visit us and hug this huge ancient Ginkgo regularly.

Thuja occidentalis ‘Spiralis’

American Fern Leaf Arborvitae
Planted ca. 1911

Tilia cordata

Little Leaf Linden
Planted ca. 1911

Planting cited in Donald Wyman's book, Trees For American Gardens

Nyssa sylvatica

Tupelo
Planted ca. 1911

Rhode Island Champion Tree

Southern Side (Near Rose Garden)

Koelreutaria paniculata

Golden Rain Tree
Planted in 1999

Heptacodium miconoides

Seven Son Flower
Planted in 2000

Explore our map of the Mansion and Grounds.

The Blithewold grounds map covers all of our gardens, as well as notable buildings. Other things you can find are the locations of bathrooms, benches, and the path material. Located bellow is a simplified version of our map. Download a PDF copy of the map by clicking the map below: