Trees & Groves
The trees and groves are located throughout the arboretum according to the geographical origin of the plants. The arboretum is divided into four geographical areas: Asia, Europe, Eastern North America, and Western North America.
area to be developed in the arboretum is designated for display
gardens for displaying plants by type or by their use in the
landscape. Currently the display gardens consist of a xeriscape
garden demonstrating low water-use landscaping, a collection
of ornamental Willows, a Daylily garden, (soon to be certified
as an official display garden with the American Hemerocallis
Society), an Iris garden, and a Heather garden with 50 different
cultivars of both summer and winter flowering Heathers.
flowering trees and shrubs make up the showiest groves, including
European and Asian Lilacs, Asian Tree Peonies, Japanese Flowering
Cherries, Crabapples, Flowering Pears, and Mock Oranges.
Fall color can be spectacular as well, from the Red and Sugar Maples, Oaks, and Ashes in Eastern North America to the golden yellow Larches in Western North America and the Flowering Pears and Cherries in Asia.
There are some rare and unusual trees in groves including, Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), Ginkgo or Maidenhair Trees (Ginkgo biloba), Camperdownii Weeping Elms (Ulmus glabra Camperdownii), and cultivars of European Beech (Fagus sylvatica).
From August through winter there is a show season of colorful fruits on the crab apples, hawthorns, roses, pears, Asian vines, and many other specimens.