Winter Highlight: Longleaf Pine

December 07, 2022

The steep steps of Custis Walk veer off to a small area overlooking the President John F. Kennedy Gravesite. After taking in the grandeur of the cemetery and the solemn gravesite of our 35th president, turn around and witness one of the cemetery’s more unique trees: the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris).

Winter Highlight: Japanese Apricot

March 04, 2021

The Japanese apricot tree, native to Asia, brings a little cheerfulness to late winter—and its blossoms offer a preview of spring. 

Winter Highlight: Witch Hazel

March 01, 2019

You may be familiar with witch hazel as an astringent, bug repellent or disinfectant for wounds. However, witch hazel is actually a shrub — and you can see (and smell) one lovely variety at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Winter Highlights: New State Champion Tree

January 23, 2018

A dwarf hackberry growing in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is the most recent addition to ANC’s list of state champion and co-champion trees. 

Winter Highlight: Winterberry Holly

Winter Highlight: Winterberry Holly

February 17, 2016

Winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) is an outstanding shrub for brightening a landscape during winter's gloomy, overcast days. Tiny white flowers give way to spectacular red berries.