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Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg Arboretum

Description

The Foundation’s historic arboretum is made up of 18th-century tree and woody shrub varieties. Colonial Williamsburg’s landscape department and volunteers steward 25 period species of oak trees and more than 30 iconic historic gardens in the Historic Area, including 14 Virginia state champion trees and 1 national champion tree— the jujube (Ziziphus jujube). Other noteworthy champion trees in the Historic Area include the Compton Oak(Quercus x comptoniae) — a naturally occurring hybrid between an overcup (Quercus lyrata)and a live oak (Quercus virginiana)—three large filberts (Corylus avellana) and a rare medlar (Mespilus germanica).

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Address
314 North Boetourt Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, United States,
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Telephone
804-832-7455
E-Mail Address
CGardner@cwf.org
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