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Plant Information

The purpose of UDBG’s living plant collection is to support its educational mission with emphasis on undergraduate education, outreach programming, and the horticulture industry. A diverse collection of plants displays unique specimens for comparative study, to inspire aesthetic design, and to illustrate ecological relationships. Its rich holdings include temperate plants from around the world, with strong emphasis on Holly (Ilex), Maple (Acer), Magnolia (Magnolia), Oak (Quercus), Viburnum (Viburnum), Snowbells (Styrax), and False Indigo (Baptisia). Selected representatives and locations are available on the Featured Plant Collections page.

The current Plant Inventory lists the accession number (first two digits are the year the plant was accessioned into the garden), scientific name, garden location (indicated by the bed code in the garden), common name, and plant family. The garden beds in the UDBG along with their associated codes can be found on this Location Map. Garden bed codes begin with the first letter of the garden they are located. The taxonomy of the Plant Inventory follows Michael A. Dirr’s Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, 6th edition, to provide consistency with plant materials courses and does not necessarily reflect recent taxonomic changes. Download to read the UDBG’s Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which evaluated UDBG’s plant collections stewardship.

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Eleagnus umbellata

Elaeagnus umbellata

Autumn Olive, Autumn-olive

Eucommia ulmoides

Eucommia ulmoides

Hardy Rubber Tree

Euonymus alatus Rudy Haag

Euonymus alatus

Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus

Evodia daniellii

Evodia danielii

Korean Evodia

Fagus grandifolia

Fagus grandifolia

American Beech

Fagus sylvatica Atropunicea tree

Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

Forsythia viridissima Kumso

Forsythia viridissima ‘Bronxensis’

Bronxensis Greenstem Forsythia

Forsythia x intermedia

Forsythia × intermedia

Border Forsythia

Fothergilla gardenii

Fothergilla gardenii

Dwarf Fothergilla

Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus americana

White Ash

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo, Maidenhair Tree