General information: above 2550 taxons

Area: 6 ha

The largest homogeneous collections include:

THE COLLECTION OF MAGNOLIA PLANTS (one of the largest in Poland), with 91 taxons, is mainly comprised of the magnolia genus (Magnolia) – 78 taxons – and the tulip tree (Liriodendron) – 13 taxons.

As many as 16 varieties of Chinese magnolia (Magnolia soulangeana) (Photo 1) have been collected. The collection also contains seedlings of the star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) (Photo 2), which grows naturally in the mountains of Japan on Honshu and is very diverse in terms of flower colour. The fragrant flowers of this magnolia sometimes develop as early as late March or early April. The American tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) (Photo 3), which also belongs to the Magnoliaceae family, grows up to 60 m high in its native North America.

THE COLLECTION OF CONIFERS (Photo 4) brings together 598 taxons (species and varieties) from 29 genera. Coniferous species characterised by slow growth and dwarf habit grow in the central part of the Arboretum. Species and varieties of junipers (Juniperus), yews (Taxus), thuyas (Thuja), cypresses (Chamaecyparis), selected forms of mountain pines (Pinus mugo) and spruces (Picea) are exhibited there. In the northern part of the Arboretum grow coniferous species such as: the white fir (Abies concolor); Serbian spruce (Picea omorika); and the Korean fir (Abies koreana) (Photo 5). The Garden contains a large group of Gingko (Ginkgo biloba) (Photo 6), which is a relict and endemic species, extremely rare in nature.

The Garden also contains a large population of the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) and numerous deciduous plant species: maples (Acer) – 66 taxa, including the Japanese maple ‘Aconitifolium’ (Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’) (Photo 23), beech (Fagus) – 25, hydrangea (Hydrangea) – 47 and oak (Quercus) – 41.

Photo authors:

Wiesław Gawryś
Alina Kaczkowska
Agnieszka Kościelak
Krzysztof Szkopek
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