Spotlight plants

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Spotlight Plants

While every plant in the arboretum is special, some deserve particular attention for a variety of reasons. They may have important cultural or historical value, be difficult to find in cultivation, be a new cultivar worthy of mention, have particular resonance to Nebraska or the Great Plains, or be bred by University of Nebraska faculty or other Nebraska breeders.

 Click on plant name to link to information.


Prunus besseyi fruitPrunus besseyi
Western Sandcherry

Historical Documents





Heptacodium miconiodesHeptacodium miconiodes
Seven-Son Flower







Lagerstroemia indicaLagerstroemia indica 'Fili'
Hardy Crape Myrtle