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Citrus

Fullerton Arboretum was founded in 1979 on the campus of the California State University, Fullerton in North Orange County as a joint project between the California State University system and the City of Fullerton Redevelopment Agency. The Arboretum was designed to occupy the land that once held the remnants of the Gilman Ranch, the first commercial orange grove in the area. In 1875, Richard H. Gilman planted an orange grove with Valencia oranges and named his farm the Semi-Tropic Fruit Ranch.

Begonia

Fort Worth Botanic Garden has achieved Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) accreditation for its Begonia family (Begoniaceae) Collection. Comprised of 1,001 taxa, including 718 cultivars, it is the largest public collection of its kind in the United States. The Botanic Garden, which operates within the city’s park system, has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to showcasing the diversity of begonias. The Fort Worth Botanical Society provides additional ongoing support for this collection.

Arecaceae

Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) has a tradition of curating Palms since Col. Robert H. Montgomery established his estate, Coconut Grove Palmetum, in 1932. Its Palm Collection boasts an excellent diversity with extensive documentation useful for research, conservation, and education. Decades of historic collections data on provenance, collector, growth and development, are now maintained in electronic format accessible to researchers. MBC's Palm accessions are obtained through research and conservation expeditions.

Cactaceae

In 2010, the Garden’s living collections of plants in the cactus (Cactaceae) and agave (Agavaceae) families were designated as National Collections by the Plant Collections Network (formerly the North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) of the American Public Gardens Association. This designation highlights the overall excellence of the Garden’s collections of these marvelous desert plants.
 

Agavaceae

In 2010, the Garden’s living collections of plants in the cactus and agave families were designated as National Collections by the Plant Collections Network (formerly the North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) of the American Public Gardens Association. This designation highlights the overall excellence of the Garden’s collections of these marvelous desert plants.

Alpines of the World

The Denver Botanic Garden Rock Alpine Garden uses more than 500 tons of rock providing more than 20 different habitats simulating environments based on slope, soil type, moisture and exposure. This internationally-acclaimed garden is a premier example of the art of rock gardening and is home to over 2,300 species of plants. The plant collections in this garden are part of the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) Alpines of the World Collection.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

The Dawes Arboretum is a proud participant in the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC). Our collections are maintained with proper documentation and maintenance practices as defined by the mandates established for inclusion in a Plant Collections Network collection.

Aesculus

The Dawes Arboretum is a proud participant in the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC). Our collections are maintained with proper documentation and maintenance practices as defined by the mandates established for inclusion in a Plant Collections Network collection.

Spiraea

At the Chicago Botanic Garden, Spiraea was selected as a specialty collection for its adaptability to the soils and climate of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Overall, Spiraea is a small shrub that grows in limited spaces of urban and suburban lots, is low cost, and has good resistance to insects and diseases. Spiraea is valuable in landscapes because many species bloom in late spring and early summer when few other woody plants are in bloom.

Geranium

Three of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s specialized collections have been accepted as collections of the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC): Geranium, Quercus, and Spiraea. The Plant Collections Network works with North American public gardens to preserve taxa of plants in living collections through a network of public gardens. It also works to improve curatorial practices.

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