WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
WHERE: Maxwell Arboretum, northeast of 38th and Holdrege Streets, East Campus
Lincoln, Neb., April 29, 2003--The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Botanical Garden and Arboretum will give a walking tour of the viburnum shrub collection on East Campus May 14. The tour is free, open to the public and of interest to outdoor plant enthusiasts. For more information, call UNL Landscape Services at (402) 472-2679.
The tour will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at Maxwell Arboretum, northeast of 38th and Holdrege streets. It will be led by Emily Levine, grounds supervisor for UNL Landscape Services, East Campus.
"The tour will be informal, and information will be available about the plants," Levine said. "Viburnums vary in size from compact shrubs to small trees, and provide interest in the shade garden. Some do well in sun, also. We will try to answer any questions people might have about the collection."
Plantings of the Maxwell Arboretum viburnum collection started in the late 1980s and have grown to more than 50 shrubs that represent about two dozen species, including koreanspice, arrowwood, nannyberry, burkwood, doublefile and blackhaw viburnum. Viburnum shrubs beautify shade with their varied sizes, textures, colors, flowers, fruits and leaves.
CONTACT: Kay Kottas,
Botanical Garden & Arboretum, (402) 472-9139
Posted by Tom Simons, Office of
Phone: (402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825