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The following lists of trees, groves and benches are in downloadable PDF format so that you may locate a special tree, plant or bench when visiting the arboretum. Each list documents a location on the tour map (PDF) grid.

location on the grid Common Name

location on the grid Scientific Name

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location on the grid Granite Benches

The following documents detail information about our plant population at the Arboretum in downloadable PDF format.

2015 Planting Summary
1 page, PDF

2015 Planting Inventory
5 pages, PDF

Total Collection Planting Summary
1 page, PDF

Total Living Plant Inventory
104 pages, PDF

2015 Xeriscape Garden Inventory
16 pages, PDF

2015 Hosta Inventory
10 pages, PDF

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.

The newest 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.

Spring 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.

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