Flowering Trees and Shrubs
This collection focuses on shrubby dogwoods (Cornus sp.) that are selected for their multi-season interest. Further north along Arboretum Road, this collection also contains several kousa and cornelian cherry dogwoods.
The crabapple tree’s small stature, showy spring flowers, ornamental fruits, site adaptability, and winter hardiness make it a well-loved tree in upstate New York and a key group of ornamental trees for this region. This relatively new collection of crabapples aims to represent the best cultivars for this region based on disease and insect resistance, flower and fruit characteristics, and general overall reliability. Crabapples are relatively adaptable to most conditions except poor drainage.
As an evaluation garden for the International Ornamental Crabapple Society, the collection includes the core cultivars required by the society.
This steep-sided bowl within the arboretum houses a variety of tree species, including yews, oaks, and elms. The grove is home to the Dorothy Hemp Hill Magnolia Collection, which features magnolias such as the loebner, umbrella, oyama, willow-leafed, cucumber, big-leafed, and kobushi.
This collection consists of small ornamental trees such as crabapples, cherries, and Amur cork trees. These trees were selected for their decorative properties, disease resistance, multi-seasonal interest, and low-maintenance qualities.