Quad City Botanical Center Photos (many)

conifersSeptember 11, 2006

I went back (it's been a couple years) to check out the conifers donated by Chub Harper to our local Botanical Center this afternoon. The labels were all being re-worked, and I found several mistakes, or at least I think I did. A master typed list referring to the numbered markers was all I had to go on, and several I wondered about. Anyway, something for you guys to browse through.



Tsuga canadensis 'Dwarf Upright'

Pinus leucodermis - got some cones too!

Pinus nigra 'Arnold Sentinel' (Arnold's)???

Pinus koraiensis

Pinus cembra 'Glauca'

Picea pungens 'Fat Albert' (These must vary as this one is narrow? - I've seen some real wide and short stout ones)

Picea pungens 'Delp's Dwarf Blue'

Picea omorika (f. 'Pendula')

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Labled: Picea abies 'Thomson WB' - maybe a spelling mistake and species mistake - (Picea p. 'Thomsen') - I have no idea on this one - completely confused! Looks like a pungens to me, but then again they spelled Thomson differently from the upright pungens cultivar.

Thuja occidentalis 'Warena Lutescens'

Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's Spire'

???Taxus cuspidata 'Fastigiate Aurea'??? So as read -

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace'

Pinus strobus 'Horsford'

Picea abies 'Remontii'

Picea abies 'Sherwood Spreader'

Picea abies 'Mucronata'

Juniperus rigida 'Pendula'

No label - but I assume it's a: Hepacoides m... (Seven Sons Flower - I forget the botanical name - fragrance unbelievable and of course the bark does give the plant a name, plus the bloom date)

Last photo - (camera battery problems again - darnit!)

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' being vamped by lilac's. Got some cones from this one as well! So overall a fun time there.


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AlliYum(z5b IL)

Nice pics, Dax! Where in the Quad Cities is this botanical center? Didn't know they had one and might make a nice day trip.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 9:44AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes, some of the conifer names are wrong. If you have access to a library with manuals, such as at a university with a hort. department you can check them out. You can also do web searches using parts of suspect names to get more information. The flowering shrub is a seven son flower (Heptacodium).

    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 10:56AM
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Rock Island - allium. Right at the foot of the Arsenal bridge (5th avenue and approximately 24 street).

bboy - I contacted Chub Harper this morning. He knows what was donated. Thanks though. Now I remember about the Heptacodium, species miconoides or something like that - obviously I combined the two. And then, the email request topic I started, well, I figured out the answer to my own question. But thanks.

Take care all.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 11:31AM
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"Pinus leucodermis" = Pinus heldreichii


    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 12:22PM
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Oh yah. I knew that.

Thanks Resin,


    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 12:40PM
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Dax, If I remember correctly - I think we drove right by the Center when we left your place and went over to Lock & Dam 15 - And I think I remember where it might be - we thought it was a park - which it really is I guess.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2006 at 3:31PM
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Yes, mrgpag, There's not many conifers really, but the whole experience for less than four dollars is well worth the visit. I should have recommended that you visited.

There's always a next time.


    Bookmark   September 13, 2006 at 8:51AM
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