Urban Arboretum: re:Invent Stairway

October 21, 2022

Scroll through the gallery to learn about these unique plants. Click on the header image to return to the main page.

orange and blue coy fish painted in chalk on the re:Invent staircase
Facing the re:Invent staircase, you can see Amazon Horticulture's work lining either side of the stairs. Are the stairs painted today? The chalk art changes often!

The mural pictured here is "Homeward Bound" by artist Wakuda.
Acer palmatum at the re:Invent staircase
Acer palmatum
Also known as the Japanese maple. This species is native to Japan and can also be found in Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. In the fall, its leaves turn a striking red before falling.
Plant species at the re:Invent staircase
A closer look at the foliage of Acer palmatum.
Carex scaposa at the re:Invent staircase
Carex scaposa
Also known as the pink fairy sedge due to its one-inch spikes of pink flowers. This species is native to China and Vietnam.
Davidia involucrata at the re:Invent staircase
Davidia involucrata
Also known as the dove tree, this species is native to China and is the only species in the Davidia genus.
Begonia flaviflora at the re:Invent staircase
The Begonia flaviflora is a diverse group of flowering plants. It is native to eastern Asia, specifically east Nepal, China, and Myanmar.
Species at re:Invent staircase
Acer davidii grosseri
Acer davidii grosseri, or Acer groserri, is one of several species known as a snakebark maples. This species was first discovered in China, its native home.
Species at re:Invent staircase
A closer look at the striped bark of Acer grosseri.
Species at re:Invent staircase
A closer look at the foliage of Acer grosseri.
fairy bells
Also known as fairy bells, Disporum is a genus of about 20 species of flowering plants. They are native to Asia, stretching from northern India to the west, Japan to the east, Russia to the north, and Indonesia to the south.