Plant Collection Highlights

Plant Collection Highlights

Plant Collection Highlights
Plant Collection Highlights

With more than 2,500 taxa (species/subspecies/cultivars/hybrids) of woody plants and perennials, the Barnes Foundation's Arboretum is famous for its breadth and depth. The following plants and trees have been highlighted due to their rarity, unique qualities, or the diversity of a particular species within the Barnes's larger plant collection.

Rare Plants and Trees

The Barnes Arboretum contains a number of rare plants and trees. Learn more

Important Collections

The Arbotetum collection includes many important specimens. Learn more

Highlights from the Arboretum

Lacebark Pine Tree

Launch Slideshow

Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood) bark, with red Acer palmatum (Japanese maple) in background

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Japanese Stewartia) and Stewartia monadelpha (tall Stewartia) in late fall

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Japanese Stewartia)

Stewartia pseudocamellia (Japanese Stewartia) bark in winter

Stewartia monadelpha (tall Stewartia) and Stewartia pseudocamellia (Japanese Stewartia) in fall

Stewartia grove in fall

Pinus bungeana (lacebark pine), detail of bark

Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree)

Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree) in winter

Fagus sylvatica 'Laciniata' (cut leaf European beech)

Osmunda cinnamomeum (cinnamon fern) showing cinnamon-colored fertile spore-bearing fronds

Horticulture History

Learn more about the history of the Arboretum or about the role Laura Barnes played in helping these gardens grow. 


Whether you have a blossoming interest in botany or are simply looking to get your hands dirty, consider becoming an Arboretum volunteer. Learn more