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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Gleditsia triacanthos thorn

Gleditsia triacanthos

Common Honeylocust

Hamamelis virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana

Common Witchhazel

Hamamelis x intermedia

Hamamelis × intermedia

Hybrid Witchhazel

Hibiscus syriacus Diane

Hibiscus syriacus

Shrub Althea, Rose-of-Sharon

Hovenia dulcis

Japanese Raisintree

Hydrangea arborescens Abetwo

Hydrangea arborescens

Smooth Hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea aspera


Hydrangea involucrata Wim Wutten

Hydrangea involucrata

Bracted Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla Mme Emile Mouillere

Hydrangea macrophylla

Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata Quick Fire

Hydrangea paniculata

Panicled Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf Hydrangea