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Flowering Tree Grove

The Flowering Trees draw visitors to the west-central portion of the Arboretum each spring. A fine specimen of pink flowering magnolia is maturing here. A more unusual tree is the Ussurian pear (Pyrus ussuriensis) planted in 1980 by Al Ferguson which is covered in white flowers every spring. More recently, shrub magnolias from the “Little Women” series ‘Jane’ and ‘Ann’ and Magnolia stellata ‘Jane Platt’, star magnolia, have been added.

Unfortunately this is one of the areas hit hardest by the August 2020 derecho and many of the trees were lost including our prized 40 year old Ussurian pear tree.

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