Mrs. Wister’s famed “Corkscrew Tree”


You will see the name Diana Wister on many, many plant labels in the Hall B horticulture competitions, as she enters countless specimens each year and takes home buckets of ribbons. Here is her famous corkscrew bay tree. As she told PHS’s Green Scene magazine last year, “The bay was trained around a broomstick by my uncle Jack Dorrance’s wonderful gardener, Louie Comito, and given to me after my uncle passed away.”

Twenty years later, this tree is still a Philadelphia Flower Show favorite.

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