Highstead Arboretum
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Highstead Arboretum

Highstead, formerly known as Highstead Arboretum, in Redding, Connecticut, United States was founded in 1982.[1] It covers 36 acres (146,000 m²) of woodland, meadow, and wetland and ranges from 640 feet (200 m) to 758 feet (231 m) in elevation and hosts both native and cultivated plant varieties.[2]

Highstead includes the following collections:

  • The Native tree and shrub collection, with indigenous plants from within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of the arboretum.[3]
  • The Mountain Laurel collection, includes three of the seven mountain laurel, or Kalmia, species. Highstead is host to a thorough collection of Kalmia latifolia, the Connecticut state flower, and a representative collection of the genus, for which it is also the International Cultivar Registration Authority.[4]
  • The Deciduous Azaleas collection, with 14 species of deciduous azaleas, including three native species.[5]
  • A Herbarium with more than 1,000 specimens.[6]

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Coordinates: 41°19?30?N 73°23?16?W / 41.3251°N 73.3878°W / 41.3251; -73.3878



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