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Arboretum
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16.01.2014

In almost all of the botanical gardens the arboretum has a remarkable place not only because of the territory it occupies but also due to the variety of plants. Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia represents around 750 taxons in its Arboretum. Majority of these taxons have been introduced in Latvia from other regions - Asia, America - or they are a result of a long selection work. Most important are the collections of rhododendrons, magnolias, lilacs, roses, and coniferous trees.

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Rhododendrons

University of Latvia maintains the largest collection of Rhododendron among the Baltic countries. Since 1957 the collection has been developed by professor Rihards Kondratovics. Part of this collection (more than 100 sorts and species) is established at the Botanical Garden, while the greatest part can be seen at the Rhododendron breeding and testing nursery "Babīte". 

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Magnolias

In Latvia only the most frost-resistant Magnolia species can survive. To introduce Magnolias in this climate region, scientific and breeding work was started in 1956. After 18 years of research, six species were successfully acclimatized - M. kobus, M. kobus var. borealis, M. acuminata, M. tripetala, M. stellata, and M. sieboldii. Nowadays the collection with 17 species is the largest collection of Magnolias in Latvia.

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Roses

The Rose collection is arranged to conform to Latvian flag colours, i.e. red-white-red in the middle part of the collection, while on the sides it goes to yellow tones on the right and to pink on the left. Restoration of the Rose collection was started in 2010 and has been improved ever since. The most recent variety 'Bidermeyer' was planted in 2012.

The total exposure of taxons in the Rose collection of the Botanical Garden of the University of Latvia is represented by 25 floribunda, 16 shrub roses, 8 park roses, 2 polyantha, and 17 hybrid tea roses. All of these are winter-hardy varietites.

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