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  • I love the lectures,tree mobs ,publications,being a tr ee spotter and a nest watcher. The conifer collection gives me great comfort
    Joan LeBel
  • Back in the 1950's and 60's I lived in Roslindale a few blocks from the arboretum. My father used to bring us there for walks and to see the fireworks on July 4th. I remember the Hoodsie cups!
    Deborah Andrade
  • My parents had a lilac bush in their backyard of our family home. I had occasion to bring my mom to the Arboretum to enjoy the clusters of bushes & their fragrance while also commemorating Lilac Sunday, Mother’s Day and her birthday (5/25).
    Lillian Andruszkiewicz
  • I first visited the Arboretum in the fall of 1969 as part of a dendrology class for first-year forestry students at UNH. I still have the brochure I received. It was a fantastic introduction to the subject. After my career in forestry and forest pathology, primarily in Maine, my daughter became a resident of Roslindale. I now have a great incentive to travel to and visit the Arboretum more frequently than I have.
    William D. Ostrofsky

Sesquicentennial Trees

  • Zelkova sinica, Chinese Zelkova (11578*A) - 1920

    Zelkova sinica
    'Chinese Zelkova'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Viburnum setigerum ‘aurantiacum’, Orangeberry Tea Viburnum (20189*A) - 1907

    Viburnum setigerum 'Aurantiacum'
    'Orangeberry Tea Viburnum'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Viburnum plicatum
    'Japanese Snowball'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Viburnum furcatum, Forked Viburnum (17988*B) - 1915

    Viburnum furcatum
    'Forked Viburnum'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Arrow-wood Viburnum V. dentatum berries, Smooth Arrowwood (5070-1-A) - 1902

    Viburnum dentatum
    'Smooth Arrowwood'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Viburnum buddleifolium, Wooly Viburnum (7533*B) - 1914

    Viburnum buddleifolium
    'Wooly Viburnum'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Vaccinium corymbosum, Highbush Blueberry (1951*B) - 1883

    Vaccinium corymbosum
    'Highbush Blueberry'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Ulmus pumila, Siberian Elm (17923*A) - 1913

    Ulmus pumila
    'Siberian Elm'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    William Purdom
  • Ulmus laevis, European White Elm (17910*A) - 1888

    Ulmus laevis
    'European White Elm'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Ulmus davidiana var. japonica, Japanese Elm (4119-B) - 1895

    Ulmus davidiana var. japonica
    'Japanese Elm'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Tsuga canadensis forma pendula, Weeping Canadian Hemlock (1514-2*A) - 1881

    Tsuga canadensis forma pendula
    'Weeping Canadian Hemlock'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Tilia x moltkei, Moltka Linden (4959-A) - 1902

    Tilia x moltkei
    'Moltka Linden'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Tilia japonica, Japanese Linden (3699*D) - 1892

    Tilia japonica
    'Japanese Linden'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Tilia americana, American Linden (19804*A) - 1916

    Tilia americana
    'American Linden'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Indiana
    Collected By
    C. C. Deam
  • Thuja plicata, Western Redcedar (17516*A) - 1898

    Thuja plicata
    'Western Redcedar'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Washington
    Collected By
    O. D. Allen
  • Taxus cuspidata, Japanese Yew (17404*D) - 1892

    Taxus cuspidata
    'Japanese Yew'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Hyacinthiflora Plena', Early Flowering Hybrid Lilac Cultivar (15659*A) - 1907

    Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Hyacinthiflora Plena'
    'Early Flowering Hybrid Lilac Cultivar'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Syringa vulgaris 'Valetteana', Cultivar of Common Lilac (17384*A) - 1916

    Syringa vulgaris 'Valetteana'
    'Cultivar of Common Lilac'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Syringa vulgaris 'Jean Bart', Cultivar of Common Lilac (3456-1*A) - 1895

    Syringa vulgaris 'Jean Bart'
    'Cultivar of Common Lilac'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Symplocos paniculata, Asiatic Sweetleaf (17587-1*A) - 1897

    Symplocos paniculata
    'Asiatic Sweetleaf'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Stewartia pseudocmellia, Japanese Stewartia (11440*A) - 1918

    Stewartia pseudocamellia
    'Japanese Stewartia'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Spiraea prunifolia var. simpliciflora, Bridalwreath Spirea (18283*A) - 1905

    Spiraea prunifolia var. simpliciflora
    'Bridalwreath Spirea'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    J. G. Jack
  • Sciadopitys verticillata, Umbrella Pine (18078*E) - 1898

    Sciadopitys verticillata
    'Umbrella Pine'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Sassafras albidum, Sassafras (968*A) - 1884

    Sassafras albidum
    'Sassafras'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Rhus typhina, Staghorn Sumac (16990*D) - 1884

    Rhus typhina
    'Staghorn Sumac'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Rhododendron x gandavense 'Comte de Flandre', Ghent hybrid azalea (17102*B) - 1914

    Rhododendron x gandavense 'Comte de Flandre'
    'Ghent hybrid azalea'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Rhododendron smirnowii (undetermined hybrid), Hybrid of Smirnow Rhododendron (22730*A) - 1917

    Rhododendron smirnowii (undetermined hybrid)
    'Hybrid of Smirnow Rhododendron'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Rhododendron schlippenbachii, Royal Azalea (7258*MASS) - 1905

    Rhododendron schlippenbachii
    'Royal Azalea'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    J. G. Jack
  • Rhododendron periclymenoides, Pinxterbloom Azalea (3237*A) - 1888

    Rhododendron periclymenoides
    'Pinxterbloom Azalea'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Rhododendron 'Parsons' Grandiflorum', Elepidote Rhododendron (6137*C) - 1891

    Rhododendron 'Parsons' Grandiflorum'
    'Elepidote Rhododendron'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Rhododendron 'Mrs Harry Ingersoll', Cultivar of Rhododendron (6202*C) - 1891

    Rhododendron 'Mrs Harry Ingersoll'
    'Cultivar of Rhododendron'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Rhododendron micranthum, Manchurian Rhododendron (6815*MASS) - 1908

    Rhododendron micranthum
    'Manchurian Rhododendron'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Rhododendron ‘catawbiense album’, Elepidote Rhododendron Cultivar (16933*D) - 1911

    Rhododendron 'Catawbiense Album'
    'Elepidote Rhododendron Cultivar'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Rhododendron 'Atrosanguineum', Elepidote Rhododendron Cultivar (22617*A) - 1896

    Rhododendron 'Atrosanguineum'
    'Elepidote Rhododendron Cultivar'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Quercus x sargentii, Sargent Oak (5883*B) - 1877

    Quercus x sargentii
    'Sargent Oak'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Quercus velutina, Black Oak (1237*C) - 1873

    Quercus velutina
    'Black Oak'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Quercus variabilis, Oriental Oak (17631*A) - 1908

    Quercus variabilis
    'Oriental Oak'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Quercus serrata, Quercus Oak (3672-C) - 1892

    Quercus serrata
    'Konara Oak'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Quercus rubra, Northern Red Oak (16798*A) - 1882

    Quercus rubra
    'Northern Red Oak'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    W. Dawkins
  • Quercus macrocarpa, Bur Oak (16847*F) - 1880

    Quercus macrocarpa
    'Bur Oak'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    New York
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Quercus gambelii, Gambel Oak (21820*A) - 1911

    Quercus gambelii
    'Gambel Oak'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    Colorado
    Collected By
    D. M. Andrews
  • Quercus alba, White Oak (18054*I) - 1882

    Quercus alba
    'White Oak'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Pyrus ussuriensis var. hondoensis, Hondo Pear (11728*A) - 1919

    Pyrus ussuriensis var. hondoensis
    'Hondo Pear'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Pyrus pyrifolia, Chinese pear (7272*C) - 1908

    Pyrus pyrifolia
    'Chinese pear'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Pseudolarix amabilis, Golden Larch (3656*B) - 1908

    Pseudolarix amabilis
    'Golden Larch'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Pseudolarix amabilis, Golden Larch (3656*A) - 1891

    Pseudolarix amabilis
    'Golden Larch'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Pinus thunbergii, Japanese Black Pine (11371*J) - 1919

    Pinus thunbergii
    'Japanese Black Pine'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Pinus tabuliformis, Tabletop Pine (16576*I) - 1909

    Pinus tabuliformis
    'Tabletop Pine'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    William Purdom
  • Pinus sylvestris, Scotch Pine (16587*D) - 1887

    Pinus sylvestris
    'Scotch Pine'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Pinus strobus 'brevifloia' (5334*C) - 1905

    Pinus strobus 'Brevifolia'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Pinus resinosa, Red Pine (16573*N) - 1879

    Pinus resinosa
    'Red Pine'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    New Hampshire
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Pinus pungens, Table Mountain Pine (10706*A) - 1921

    Pinus pungens
    'Table Mountain Pine'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Pinus koraiensis, Korean Pine (10940*A) - 1921

    Pinus koraiensis
    'Korean Pine'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Picea wilsonii, Wilson Spruce (16520*C) - 1912

    Picea wilsonii
    'Wilson Spruce'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    William Purdom
  • Picea orientalis, Oriental Spruce (1491*A) - 1873

    Picea orientalis
    'Oriental Spruce'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Picea engelmannii, Engelmann Spruce (16477*D) - 1879

    Picea engelmannii
    'Engelmann Spruce'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Colorado
    Collected By
    Dr. C. C. Parry
  • Picea asperata var. ponderosa, Bigcone Dragon Spruce (6998*F) - 1911

    Picea asperata var. ponderosa
    'Bigcone Dragon Spruce'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Picea abies 'Remontii', Remont Norway Spruce (15463*A) - 1903

    Picea abies 'Remontii'
    'Remont Norway Spruce'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Phellodendron amurense var. sachalinense, Sakhalin Cork Tree (12202*1*B) - 1919

    Phellodendron amurense var. sachalinense
    'Sakhalin Cork Tree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Phellodendron amurense var. lavallei, Lavalle Cork Tree (7544*B) - 1905

    Phellodendron amurense var. lavallei
    'Lavalle Cork Tree'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    J. G. Jack
  • Oxydendrum arboreum, Sourwood (15131*G) - 1898

    Oxydendrum arboreum
    'Sourwood'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Morus alba 'Pendula', Cultivar of White Mulberry (5165*A) - 1903

    Morus alba 'Pendula'
    'Cultivar of White Mulberry'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Malus x micromalus, Midget Crabapple (3202-3*B) - 1906

    Malus x micromalus
    'Midget Crabapple'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Malus spontanea (10796*1*A) - 1921

    Malus spontanea

    Provenance Type
    Cultivated plant of known (indirect) wild origin
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Malus hupehensis, Tea Crabapple (17474-1*A) - 1921

    Malus hupehensis
    'Tea Crabapple'

    Provenance Type
    Cultivated plant of known (indirect) wild origin
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Magnolia virginiana, Sweetbay Magnolia (15163-1*B) - 1907

    Magnolia virginiana
    'Sweetbay Magnolia'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Magnolia stellata 'Rosea', Cultivar of Star Magnolia (15187*B) - 1915

    Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'
    'Cultivar of Star Magnolia'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Lyonia ligustrina var. lagustrina, Maleberry (15129*B) - 1883

    Lyonia ligustrina var. ligustrina
    'Maleberry'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Lonicera maackii var. podocarpa, Late Honeysuckle (10085*A) - 1919

    Lonicera maackii var. podocarpa
    'Late Honeysuckle'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Lonicera maackii, Amur Honeysuckle (7190*B) - 1908

    Lonicera maackii
    'Amur Honeysuckle'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum', Cultivar of Yellow-Poplar (1637*A) - 1889

    Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum'
    'Cultivar of Yellow-Poplar'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip Tree (14992*A) - 1894

    Liriodendron tulipifera
    'Tulip Tree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Liquidambar styraciflua, American Sweet Gum (581*A) - 1880

    Liquidambar styraciflua
    'American Sweet Gum'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Larix kaempferi, Japanese Larch (10496*E) - 1920

    Larix kaempferi
    'Japanese Larch'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Larix decidua var. decidua, European Larch (2775*D) - 1886

    Larix decidua var. decidua
    'European Larch'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Koelreuteria paniculata, Golden Rain Tree (14928-1*B) - 1899

    Koelreuteria paniculata
    'Golden Rain Tree'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Kalopanax septemlobus, Castor Aralia (12453*C) - 1892

    Kalopanax septemlobus
    'Castor Aralia'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Juniperus communis 'oblonga pendula', Weeping Common Juniper (4176-1*A) - 1907

    Juniperus communis 'Oblonga Pendula'
    'Weeping Common Juniper'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Juglans regia, Persian Walnut (14767*A) - 1907

    Juglans regia
    'Persian Walnut'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    F. N. Meyer
  • Juglans nigra, Black Walnut (1181*A) - 1874

    Juglans nigra
    'Black Walnut'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Hydrangea paniculata 'Praecox', Cultivar of Panicle Hydrangea (14714*A) - 1892

    Hydrangea paniculata 'Praecox'
    'Cultivar of Panicle Hydrangea'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Hamamelis vernalis forma tomentella
    'Form of Ozark Witch-hazel'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    Missouri
    Collected By
    B. F. Bush
  • Hamamelis vernalis, Ozark Witch-hazel (6099*A) - 1908

    Hamamelis vernalis
    'Ozark Witch-hazel'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Missouri
    Collected By
    B. F. Bush
  • Gymnocladus dioicus, Kentucky Coffeetree (324*B) - 1873

    Gymnocladus dioicus
    'Kentucky Coffeetree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    Virginia
    Collected By
    A. H. Curtiss
  • Gleditsia triacanthos, Honeylocust (13218*A) - 1922

    Gleditsia triacanthos
    'Honeylocust'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Missouri
    Collected By
    E. J. Palmer
  • Ginkgo biloba, Madenhair-tree (14670*A) - 1904

    Ginkgo biloba
    'Maidenhair-tree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    Uchiyama
  • Fraxinus qudrangulata, Blue Ash (14654*B) - 1881

    Fraxinus quadrangulata
    'Blue Ash'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Missouri
    Collected By
    G. W. Letterman
  • Fraxinus chinensis var. rhynchophylla, Korean Ash (10673*D) - 1905

    Fraxinus chinensis ssp. rhynchophylla
    'Korean Ash'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    J. G. Jack
  • Franklinia alatamaha, Franklin Tree (2428-3*B) - 1905

    Franklinia alatamaha
    'Franklin Tree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Fothergilla major, Mountain Witch Alder (4163-C) - 1899

    Fothergilla major
    'Mountain Witch Alder'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • European Beech Fagus syvatica 'Tortuosa', Cultivar of European Beech (2420*A) - 1885

    Fagus sylvatica 'Tortuosa'
    'Cultivar of European Beech'

    Provenance Type
    Cultivated plant of known (indirect) wild origin
    Collected From
    France
  • Fagus sylvatica, European Beech (14588*A) - 1875

    Fagus sylvatica
    'European Beech'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Fagus grandifolia, American Beech (14585*G) - 1885

    Fagus grandifolia
    'American Beech'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Massachusetts
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Fagus crenata, Japanese Beech (2122*C) - 1892

    Fagus crenata
    'Japanese Beech'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Exochorda giraldii var. wilsonii, Wilson Pearlbush (11626*C) - 1908

    Exochorda giraldii var. wilsonii
    'Wilson Pearlbush'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Euonymus europaeus 'atrorubens', Cultivar of European Euonymus (9099*A) - 1914

    Euonymus europaeus 'Atrorubens'
    'Cultivar of European Euonymus'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Eucommia ulmoides (14538*A) - 1907

    Euonymus alatus forma apterus
    'Form of Winged Euonymus'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    J. G. Jack
  • Eucommia ulmoides (14538*A) - 1907

    Eucommia ulmoides

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Ehretia ovalifolia (6901*B) - 1908

    Ehretia ovalifolia

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Dipelta floribunda, Rosy Dipelta (14514*B) - 1911

    Dipelta floribunda
    'Rosy Dipelta'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Diospyros virginiana, Possumwood (14513*B) - 1896

    Diospyros virginiana
    'Possumwood'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana, Vilmorin Dove Tree (5159*A) - 1904

    Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana
    'Vilmorin Dove Tree'

    Provenance Type
    Cultivated plant of known (indirect) wild origin
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Pere Paul Guillaume Farges
  • Crataegus viridis var. ovata, Variety of Green Hawthorn (6316*A) - 1906

    Crataegus viridis var. ovata
    'Variety of Green Hawthorn'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Illinois
    Collected By
    J. H. Kellogg
  • Crataegus holmesiana, Holmes' Hawthorn (15260*A) - 1907

    Crataegus holmesiana
    'Holmes' Hawthorn'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Crataegus crus-galli, Cockspur Hawthorn (12079*A) - 1902

    Crataegus crus-galli
    'Cockspur Hawthorn'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Missouri
    Collected By
    E. J. Palmer
  • Crataegus coccinea var. coccinea, Scarlet Hawthorn (14200*A) - 1902

    Crataegus coccinea var. coccinea
    'Scarlet Hawthorn'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    New York
    Collected By
    Calvin C. Laney
  • Cotoneaster dielsianus, Diels' Cotoneaster (13428*A) - 1908

    Cotoneaster dielsianus
    'Diels' Cotoneaster'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Cotinus coggygria, Common Smoketree (276*A) - 1876

    Cotinus coggygria
    'Common Smoketree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Corylopsis spicata, Spike Winterhazel (7950*A) - 1917

    Corylopsis spicata
    'Spike Winterhazel'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Cornus racemosa, Gray Dogwood (599*A) - 1873

    Cornus racemosa
    'Gray Dogwood'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Ohio
    Collected By
    W. C. Hampton
  • Cornus officinalis, Japanese Cornel Dogwood (8156*A) - 1919

    Cornus officinalis
    'Japanese Cornel Dogwood'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Cornus mas, Cornelian-Cherry (13126*A) - 1883

    Cornus mas
    'Cornelian-Cherry'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Cornus kousa, Kousa Dogwood (13202*A) - 1921

    Cornus kousa
    'Kousa Dogwood'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected By
    Joseph Hers
  • Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood (11035*B) - 1921

    Cornus florida
    'Flowering Dogwood'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Cladrastis kentukea, American yellowwood (13055*B) - 1881

    Cladrastis kentukea
    'American yellowwood'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Chionanthus virginicus, White Fringetree (10571*A) - 1920

    Chionanthus virginicus
    'White Fringetree'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Katsura Tree (882*A) - 1878

    Cercidiphyllum japonicum
    'Katsura Tree'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    W. S. Clark
  • Cedrus libani, Cedar of Lebanon (4697-G) - 1902

    Cedrus libani
    'Cedar of Lebanon'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Turkey
    Collected By
    Walter Siehe
  • Catalpa speciosa, Northern Catalpa (2776*B) - 1886

    Catalpa speciosa
    'Northern Catalpa'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Catalpa fargesii, Farges Catalpa (17664*A) - 1914

    Catalpa fargesii
    'Farges Catalpa'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa, Sweet Chestnut (12924*A) - 1916

    Castanea sativa
    'Sweet Chestnut'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Carya ovata var. ovata, Shagbark Hickory (12909-A) - 1915

    Carya ovata var. ovata
    'Shagbark Hickory'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Carya laciniosa, Shellbark Hickory (12898-A) - 1882

    Carya laciniosa
    'Shellbark Hickory'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Missouri
    Collected By
    G. W. Letterman
  • Carya glabra, Pignut (20095*A) - 1911

    Carya glabra
    'Pignut'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Pennsylvania
    Collected By
    Charles Sprague Sargent
  • Carya cordiformis, Bitternut Hickory (12893*H) - 1883

    Carya cordiformis
    'Bitternut Hickory'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Caragana arborescens 'Nana', Dwarf Siberian Peashrub (2894*A) - 1908

    Caragana arborescens 'Nana'
    'Dwarf Siberian Peashrub'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Callicarpa japonica, Japanese Beautyberry (12937*A) - 1904

    Callicarpa japonica
    'Japanese Beautyberry'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    Uchiyama
  • Betula papyrifera, Paper Birch (12839*A) - 1903

    Betula papyrifera
    'Paper Birch'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Betula alleghaniensis, Yellow Birch (12843*E) - 1900

    Betula alleghaniensis
    'Yellow Birch'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Maine
    Collected By
    J. T. Dawson
  • Amelanchier spicata, Dwarf Shadblow (10076*A) - 1905

    Amelanchier spicata
    'Dwarf Shadblow'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Aesculus x bushii, Bush's Chestnut (11681*A) - 1913

    Aesculus x bushii
    'Bush's Chestnut'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Mississippi
    Collected By
    T. G. Hardison
  • Aesculus parviflora forma serotina, Late Bottlebrush Buckeye (12514*A) - 1919

    Aesculus parviflora forma serotina
    'Late Bottlebrush Buckeye'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Alabama
    Collected By
    T. G. Hardison
  • Aesculus hippocastanum, Horsechestnut (12650*A) - 1907

    Aesculus hippocastanum
    'Horsechestnut'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Aesculus glabra var. glabra, Ohio Buckeye (262*B) - 1873

    Aesculus glabra var. glabra
    'Ohio Buckeye'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Ohio
    Collected By
    W. C. Hampton
  • Aesculus flava, Yellow Buckeye (12651*D) - 1906

    Aesculus flava
    'Yellow Buckeye'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    North Carolina
    Collected By
    T. G. Hardison
  • Acer sieboldianum, Siebold Maple (3919-D) - 1894

    Acer sieboldianum
    'Siebold Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Acer saccharum ‘Temple’s Upright’, Cultivar of Sugar Maple (11039*A) - 1921

    Acer saccharum 'Temple's Upright'
    'Cultivar of Sugar Maple'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple (12560*C) - 1881

    Acer saccharinum
    'Silver Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
    Collected From
    United States
  • Acer rubrum 'Schlesingeri', Cultivar of Red Maple (3256*A) - 1888

    Acer rubrum 'Schlesingeri'
    'Cultivar of Red Maple'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Acer rubrum 'Columnare', Cultivar of Red Maple (3710-A) - 1889

    Acer rubrum 'Columnare'
    'Cultivar of Red Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Acer rubrum, Red Maple (12554*C) - 1895

    Acer rubrum
    'Red Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Acer platanoides 'schmedleri', Cultivar of Norway Maple (12549-1*A) - 1883

    Acer platanoides 'Schwedleri'
    'Cultivar of Norway Maple'

    Provenance Type
    From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
  • Acer palmatum ssp. palmatum, Japanese Maple (3901-A) - 1989

    Acer palmatum ssp. palmatum
    'Japanese Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Acer mono var. mayrii, Mayr's Maple (12505*C) - 1915

    Acer mono var. mayrii
    'Mayr's Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    Japan
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Acer mono, Painted Maple (5358*A) - 1902

    Acer mono
    'Painted Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Acer griseum, Paperbark Maple (12488*A) - 1907

    Acer griseum
    'Paperbark Maple'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    China
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Abies nephrolepis, Khingan Fir (8133*A) - 1917

    Abies nephrolepis
    'Khingan Fir'

    Provenance Type
    Collected directly from wild; origin known
    Collected From
    South Korea
    Collected By
    Ernest Henry Wilson
  • Abies homolepis var. umbellata, Dimplecone Fir (12417*A) - 1891

    Abies homolepis var. umbellata
    'Dimplecone Fir'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Abies homolepis var. homolepis
    'Nikko Fir'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain
  • Abies concolor, White Fir (12395*B) - 1907

    Abies concolor
    'White Fir'

    Provenance Type
    Uncertain

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  • Hemlock Hill
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