Trees and Shrubs
With a variety of habitats, from year-round wetlands to steep, dry slopes, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is home to dozens of vegetative species in its woodland areas. As a former farm, the developed areas of the park have a wealth of ornamental plants like azalea, cherry, dogwood, iris, lilac, rose althea and spirea that were popular garden plants in the mid 20th century.
There are known species of hardwoods and other native flora in the park like ash, American Holly, beech, oaks, pines, tulip tree and wild azalea. An inventory of both native and garden plants by scientists from the University of Maryland began in April 2004.
Did You Know?
The meadow area at Wolf Trap is a favorite spot for sledding when it snows.