Kalmia latifolia

by Brendan Keegan, Gardener
June 22, 2020

Spring comes to the maples

by Jacob Grossman, Putnam Research Fellow
May 7, 2020

Magnolia macrophylla

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 13, 2019

Magnolia macrophylla

Magnolia macrophylla ssp. macrophylla 961-89*A

In a living collection comprising thousands of distinctive plants from around the world, bigleaf magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla) makes quite a big impression. Living up to its common and scientific names (“macrophylla” literally means “big leaf” in Latin), bigleaf magnolia bears the largest simple leaf (up to 30 inches long) and flowers (up to a foot […]

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Forsythia

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 15, 2019

A giant among dwarf conifers

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 31, 2018

A giant among dwarf conifers

Dwarf Alberta spruce

The discovery and introduction of Picea glauca var. albertiana f. conica is a remarkable example of horticultural discovery as happenstance. In 1904, staff members Alfred Rehder and John G. Jack took a stroll while waiting at a train station near Lake Laggan, Alberta, and noticed some unusual dwarf spruces growing nearby. They speculated that a […]

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Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca, original drawing by Charles Edward Faxon

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 30, 2016

Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca, original drawing by Charles Edward Faxon

Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca, original drawing by Charles Edward Faxon

Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca Illustration by Charles Edward Faxon (1846-1918) Original drawing for Silva of North America by Charles Sprague Sargent [Volume 1, plate 3] ca. 1890 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard Mirador Viewer. Charles Edward Faxon, in addition to acting as Assistant Director to Charles Sprague Sargent, also ran […]

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Tree ring predictions

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
October 1, 2015

Interview with Robin Hopkins

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 1, 2014

Crabapple database

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
September 1, 2014

Liana research

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
April 25, 2014