Billings, Montana @ ZooMontana
Before photo from August 2015
Shiloh Shrub Garden at Old Pond
2100 Shiloh Road-Zoo Entry
GPS 45D 43' 60" N / -108D 37' 3" W
A small compact plant noted for it's bright green summer color. It makes for a nice border plant as well as for security.
Renovated during the summer of 2019, the Shiloh Garden at Old Pond greets the visitor to ZooMontana and the Yellowstone Arboretum with a burst of color, texture and organic feel. The woody shrubs were selected for their hardiness and survival characteristics of Zones 2-3-4. They will compliment the surrounding Austrian Pines and Cedar trees and provide eye candy in the raised planter and encompassing green lawn.
The following plants were installed. Detailed descriptions are below:
Golden Nugget Barberry
Dakota Sunspot Shrubby Cinquefoil
Apricot Drift Rose (2)
Sea Foam Rose
Firefly Nightglow Diervilla
Wings of Fire Weigela
Dwarf Winged Burning Bush
Russian Sage ( transferred from Dottie's Garden)
Native Dogwood (existing)
Virginia Creeper (existing)
These plants will be complimented with seasonal selections
Masses of small, golden-yellow flowers cover the dainty foliage of a small, twiggy, deciduous shrub.
Drift Rose 'Meimirrote'
A season long show of delicate color that works well with most other flowering plants. Great for small gardens.
Sea Foam Rose
Rosa 'Sea Foam'
This shrub rose makes for an excellent ground cover. It has double lightly scented flowers that vary from white to light pink.
Diervilla 'El Madrigal'
Just like the hour of twilight when fireflies light up the sky, intensely yellow flowers glow against the red foliage.
'Wings of Fire'
Large, broad leaves are bronze-colored from early summer to fall intensified by the sun. Summer Pink flowers.
Dwarf Burning Bush
Yellow spring-summer blooms, shiny green foliage which turns flame-red in the Fall with small orange fruit.
A regional shrub favorite due to it's hardiness and drought tolerance. Purple flowers offer mid to late summer color.