Torreya taxifolia in Massachusetts

• Arnold Arboretum / Jamaica Plains, MA: Five plants appear on their database of their plant collections. Two were wild collected by Nicholson and Schwartz in 1989 and the three other trees derive from the Biltmore Gardens NC trees. A total of 33 plants from their collection, from Nicholson expedition, were transferred to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2010.

• Polly Hill Arboretum / Martha's Vineyard / Tisbury, MA: This location has 14 Torreyas listed in their collection as of 2017. Located in their conifer row 5 and Holly Park Bed 5 in Hilly's Garden. Plants acquired between 2009 to 2011 — some from Arnold Arboretum in 2010 and some from Torreya Guardians.

UPDATE 31 July 2020 email reply from Todd Rounsaville to Connie Barlow. Todd informed Connie that April 2020 he shifted from Polly Hill to National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., where he is Lead Scientist Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository. He wrote of the Polly Hill site, "... The Torreyas there were doing okay when I left in April; there were some prostrate forms in the shade that I think came from Jack Alexander. The others (3) were upright, about 4 to 5' tall, and I assume these would have been the ones from you, though if my memory serves Jack Johnston may have been listed as the source."


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