History of plant introductions from Japan

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 2, 2017

Twisted trees in the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
February 27, 2017

Twisted trees in the Arboretum

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With snow still on the ground, but temperatures rising fast, last Monday I came upon the gnarled and pendulous cultivar of the white mulberry (Morus alba ‘pendula’ 5165*A) on Bussey Hill – acquired by the Arnold Arboretum in 1903. It appeared as some sort of sea serpent (well, snow serpent in this case) emerging from the lower […]

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Tree habit with man behind row of smaller trees, Tokyo Botanic Garden, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 3, 2016

Tree habit with man behind row of smaller trees, Tokyo Botanic Garden, 1914

Tree habit with man behind row of smaller trees

Tokyo – Botanic Garden Ilex integra [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with man behind row of smaller trees Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English) Tokyo Botanic Garden, Japan December 24, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the […]

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Japanese Flowering Cherries

by Nancy Rose
March 30, 2015

The Yokohama Nursery Company: Japanese Plants for Western Buyers

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 31, 2013

The Yokohama Nursery Company: Japanese Plants for Western Buyers

Interior illustration from a Yokohama Nursery Company catalog

In 2013 we are celebrating the centennial of the US arrival of the Larz Anderson Collection of Bonsai with lectures, exhibits, and a very special display of eight of the plants at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In 1913, Larz and Isabel Anderson purchased the majority of their collection, about forty plants, from […]

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