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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.

Cornus

Cheekwood’s Dogwood (Cornus) collection, features 14 species and 23 cultivated varieties, We are honored to have the first dogwood collection included in the Plant Collections Network and to have the first recognized collection in the state of Tennessee. 

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.

Ulmus

The Morton Arboretum's Ulmus collection was accredited by Plant Collections Network, formerly NAPCC, in 2001. 

Hamamelis

Green Spring Gardens is a 27-acre garden in Virginia’s Fairfax County that maintains 22 demonstration gardens with a wide range of annuals, perennials and woody plants that comprise approximately 5000 taxa.

Sarracenia

The extensive collection of Sarracenia at Atlanta Botanical Garden contains a wide variety of indexed species as well as horticulturally significant taxa. Sarracenia are carnivorous plants indigenous to the eastern US and Canada, Texas, and the Great Lakes, with most species occurring only in the southeast US. The climate in Atlanta is well suited for growing the majority of these species.

Tsuga

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.

Syringa

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.

Stewartia

Polly’s initial fascination with Stewartia—the handsome bark, the pristine flowers—led her to seek out and grow as many species as possible. She planted seeds and patiently waited decades to see the first breathtaking flower. Today the Polly Hill Arboretum’s Stewartia collection numbers over 70 trees with 9 distinctive trees named by Polly as cultivars.

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