Within the Pinetum, a diverse collection of coniferous species awaits your admiration. You can find the less commonly cultivated pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) and the Lutz spruce (Picea x lutzii), a hybrid of Sitka spruce and white spruce, thriving near the pond. Among the cultivated varieties, there's the slender European spruce (Picea abies 'Rothenhaus'), which originates in Czechia and has been under cultivation since 1900.

You will also come across the "Virgata" European spruce (Picea abies 'Virgata'), featuring long, unbranched shoots. A splendid pair of Spanish fir (Abies pinsapo) and southwestern white pine (Pinus strobiformis) adorned with large cones can be found here as well.

Lastly, in the meadow just before the greenhouses, the weeping Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Glauca Pendula') stands out with its captivatingly unconventional shape.

Located on the elevation in front of the greenhouse, you will discover the alternate-leaved butterfly bush (Buddleja alternifolia). Unlike its more commonly known counterparts, this butterfly bush blossoms on two-year-old branches.

Just above the refreshment stand area, a group of towering silver maples (Acer saccharinum) graces the landscape.

On the other side, across the panel path, there is a rare Pacific madrone specimen (Arbutus menziesii) distinguished by its cinnamon-brown, smooth bark.

             Corylopsis sp.                            Arbutus menziesii

Trvalky v pinetu

The area of the Pinetum (the area under the lake) is supplemented by several dozen cultivars, significantly taller perennials, originating mainly from North American prairie plants. When I visit here again, I will see many varieties of phlox paniculata, helenium, monarda, aster, perennial millet (Panicum virgatum), panicles, and conifers (Rudbeckia and Echinacea) of a large perennial bed lining the through road above the American prairie.

Aster novi-belgii ´Violetta´              Phlox paniculata ´Kirmesländler´

Monarda ´Adam´


Rudbeckia fulgida ´Goldsturm´

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