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Fagus

Since 2002, the Arnold Arboretum has been a member of the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC), a network of botanical gardens administered through the American Public Gardens Association in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The primary focus of the Plant Collections Network is the long-term preservation of germplasm for research. Participating institutions commit to holding and developing collections that are primarily organized at the genus level.

Lagerstroemia

The Norfolk Botanical Garden Lagerstroemia (crape myrtle) collection is designated an Official Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) collection in 2013. Plant Collections Network is a program of the American Public Gardens Association in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. As part of this national designation, the Garden is committed to holding and developing collection of documented living plants according to specified standards.

Primula

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum in Juneau Alaska has recently been granted National Collections status for the genus Primula by the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC).   This is quite an honor for a garden that only opened as a public institution in 2007.

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.

Paeonia

The peony collection at the Nichols Arboretum was awarded full-status accreditation in the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) in February, 2013. Expansion of this project among American Public Gardens Association member gardens was slated to occur during 2015. 

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.

Heath & Heather

In 2010, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens’ Hardy Heath and Heather Collection was  recognized through the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) as part of the National Collection. 

Ornamental Grasses

The Pinus and ornamental grass collections at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum became part of the Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC) in January 2012. The Ornamental Grass Collection is unique in North America, and rivals others worldwide. While gardens include displays of individual grasses and there are several specialty nurseries, none are as extensive or well documented as the collection at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  This collection began in 1987 as a research project under the management of Dr.

Alpine Plants of Colorado

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens holds the nation’s collection of Colorado’s alpine flora. As part of this Plant Collections Network (formerly North American Plant Collections Consortium, NAPCC), Betty Ford Alpine Gardens work to develop this special collection of plants through seed collections, propagation, cultivation, and plant sharing.

Abies

In 2002, the American Public Gardens Association recognized the Nationally Accredited Abies Collection at the Morris Arboretum as part of its Plant Collections Network (formerly NAPCC). The Arboretum's goal for its fir collection is to display a diversity of fir species and to evaluate them for their adaptability to the Mid-Atlantic region. This collection serves as a teaching, display, and research resource for the public and professional visitors.

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