A Seed Collecting Travelog of Japan
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From rare rhododendrons to sea snails, take a virtual trip to the mountains and forests of Japan with PHA Grounds Manager Ian Jochems. In September 2019, Ian traveled to Honshu, Japan in collaboration with staff from the Arnold Arboretum and Morris Arboretum to collect seed of rare and horticulturally important plants. Collecting predominately in mountainous forests, the group returned with many species that have never been cultivated at their respective gardens, with an emphasis on azaleas, enkianthus, stewartia, maples, and hydrangeas.