Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum

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 GARDENS ⋄ PLANTS
COLLECTIONS
INFORMATION

Use this list (clickable tabs) to access information about the plants of the Earl G. Maxwell Arbretum. Check back often as we continue to add new information.

Stargazer  Jeanne Vierk Yeutter Garden 
  About | Rock Garden Map |
  Inventory: Berm (pdf) or (html) 
  Inventory: Rock Garden (pdf) /Plants


HibiscusFleming Slope
About | Map: Latin Names | Map:Common Names | Inventory | Plants

 


FernShade Garden
About | Map | Inventory/Plants


 

GrassThe Prairie
About | Map | Inventory/Plants
Prairie Burn
 
 

BulbBulbs of Maxwell Arboretum
About | Map (pdf) | Inventory |  Plant Info

 

     Hosta Collection
     About | Map | Inventory/Plants

 

GrassGrasses of Maxwell Arboretum
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

 

                 Joe Young Memorial Garden
                  About | Map | Inventory/Plants
 

Perin PorchPerin Porch
About | Map | Inventory/Plants


 

Vine Arbor Vine Arbor
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

 

lilac thumbnailLola Flack Lilac Collection
About | Map | Inventory | Plant Info



ViburnumViburnum Collection
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

 

Lees dark purple rhodieRhododendron Collection
About | Map | Inventory /Plants

 

YewYews of Maxwell Arboretum
About | Map | Inventory/Plants



spring flowering shrubSpring Flowering Shrubs (& Trees)
About | Map | Inventory /Plants



Paw PawFruit and Nut Trees
About | Map | Inventory/Plants | Gallery
"A Man and a Tree: Cyril Bish and the 'Holden' Shagbark Hickory"



OakThe Oaks
About | Map | Inventory/Plants



MapleThe Maples
About | Map | Inventory | Plants | Resources | Documents

 


LindenThe Lindens
About | Map | Inventory | Plants
 


HorsechestnutThe Horsechestnuts
About | Map | Inventory/Plants



CottonwoodThe Cottonwoods
About | Map | Inventory/Plants



MagnoliaThe Magnolias
About | Map | Inventory  | Plants



DogwoodThe Dogwoods
About | Map | Inventory / Plants (large PDF)
 

 

      Understory/Ornamental Trees
      About Map Inventory/Plants

 

Deciduous Conifersdeciduous conifer thumbnail
About/Plants | Map

 

pine The Pines

About | Map | Inventory/Plants



SpruceThe Spruces
About | Map | Inventory/Plants



FirThe Firs
About | Map | Inventory/Plants



ConiferOther Conifers
About | Map | Inventory/Plants

 

 

         NEW, RECENT, AND TIMELY POSTS        

Pollintors of some Maxwell Arboretum trees and shrubs and the butterflies and moths for which they serves as larval hosts.

"A Man and a Tree: Cyril Bish and the 'Holden' Shagbark Hickory" (PDF)
A Man and a Tree Cover

UPDATED Maples of Maxwell Arboretum map!

Source list for winter tree identification books including twig keys, on line twig keys, books addressing how plants survive the winter and Ken Dewy's weather site. (docx Word file 113 KB)
Viburnums: Inventory and Quick Look plant info chart
Deciduous Conifers of Maxwell Arboretum

⋄ Maxwell Arboretum Prairie Burn:
Photographs of 2009 burn
A stunning poem by María Meléndez: "Controlled Burn"

prairie burn

⋄  Harvesting the Landscape: The Fruit and Nut Trees of Maxwell Arboretum. Fruit and Nut Tree Map and Plant Information
⋄  Maple Information Now Posted including information on individual species found in the arboretum
⋄  Click here to read about great things to see in Maxwell Arboretum in the winter
⋄  Click here to read about the new Prunus besseyi (Western Sand Cherry) planted as part of Charles Bessey's induction into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. And click here to view historical documents related to Charles Bessey and the Western Sand Cherry

⋄ The Heptacodium miconioides or Seven-Son Flower is a large shrub with heavenly scented flowers and great exfoliating bark. See it just south of the Perin Porch.

⋄ Click here for photographs of the 2009 NAA/NNLA Summer Field Day that was held in Maxwell Arboretum

⋄ Click here to read about a great plant in both the Evasco Demonstration and Teaching Garden and the Fleming Slope: The Lagerstroemia indica or Crape Myrtle 'Filli' cultivars.

⋄ Marcia Claesson's seasonal videos of Maxwell on You Tube:
Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

 

JOIN THE 
FRIENDS OF MAXWELL ARBORETUM !


Over the years, numerous individuals, academic departments, and civic organizations have worked to ensure that Maxwell Arboretum provides the university community and visitors with an educational as well as an aesthetic experience.

Help ensure Maxwell Arboretum's continued growth in the 21st century by joining the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum (FOMA) in our mission to serve in an advocacy role providing input and financial support for the management and development of Maxwell Arboretum as an education, research, and outreach resource.

FOMA has rededicated itself to this mission and is taking our committment to a higher level of participation in support of the Arboretum. We believe this is necessary to ensure its long-term viability for the future. We invite you to be a part of this exciting effort by becoming a Charter Member of the Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. In so doing, you get the benefit of knowing that you will

  • Help preserve one of Nebraska's premier arboretums
  • Keep Maxwell Arboretum's education and research mission vibrant
  • Protect one of Lincoln's best mid-city green spaces
  • Participate in the development of new plans and policies for the Arboretum

Download and print the membership form

 

 

2018

EAST CAMPUS GARDENS
FIRST TUESDAYS WALKING TOURS!!!

Tours

The tours are led by Emily Levine, Special Projects Research Horticulturist and former Grounds Supervisor for the arboretum. They are free and open to the public.

Tours will resume the first Tuesday in April in Maxwell Arboretum.

First Tuesdays, noon - 1:00
See for yourself the plants that have been posted and discussed here. The tours are informal with wonderful sharing by participants. In essence, the tours are designed to help us learn to see (and to learn what to look for). We'll also observe how different plants change through the seasons and share maintenance tips. And I'll place plants in the larger context of history and the arts.
Tours last about one hour. In case of rain, we will meet the following week (the second Tuesday). And watch Facebook and the UNL Gardens web site for updates (unlgardens.unl.edu).
Email me if you have questions at elevine2@unl.edu.
See you soon!
"wow, so informative on my level. I'm always sad when I can't make the walk"
"excellent"
"Knowledgeable, personable, includes knowledge of participants"
"love the seasonal aspect"
"detail of trees and plants"
"couldn't have been better"
"I always learn something!"
"stories and the history of the trees and plants"
"Great tour guide! So approachable and enthused!"
"Very, very informative. Makes me have a great respect for our trees and nature."

NEW 2005-2015 MAXWELL ARBORETUM BLOOM TIME CHART AVAILABLE

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 
FRIENDS OF MAXWELL ARBORETUM'S 

SPRING IN MAXWELL ARBORETUM TREE PLANTING EVENT

"PLANTING FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE"
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Listen to NPR's recent story about the pawpaw
and then visit Maxwell's three trees

pawpaw