Plants in the Průhonice Park

The collection of native and introduced woody plants here is one of the most important in the Czech Republic from both the quantity and the quality point of view. Today it introduces 1.606 items; 1.264 taxa of deciduous trees and 342 taxa of evergreen trees. Besides these, it is possible to see 227 taxa of perennials here.

Both groups of woody plants vary in their usage due to their different morphological structure, site requirements, and also by their aesthetical impression. Although evergreen trees are not so numerous in this particular collection, they noticeably influence the character of lots of park areas in Průhonice. From the dendrologic point of view it is possible to admire plenty of beautiful old native woody plants such as oak, pine, linden and elm. The collection of introduced woody plants of the temperate zone of the Northern hemisphere and the Mediterranean are especially rich here. They enable us to perceive not only their loveliness but they also bring us knowledge about their character and the possibilities of growing them in our country.

Outstanding introduced woody plants are oak, maple, spruce, fir, pine, cypress, juniper, thuja, cotoneaster, honeysuckle, guelder-roses, all in numerous forms and cultivars. The park is especially notable thanks to its admirable collection of rhododendrons.

Coniferous trees

Pinus heldreichii 'Smidt'   Pinus ponderosa   Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Glauca'

Cephalotaxus harringtonii   Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'   Cryptomeria japonica

Metasequoia glyptostroboides   Picea breweriana   Picea abies  'Formánek'

Picea abies 'Silva Tarouca'   Picea abies 'Virgata'   Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'

Torreya nucifera   Thuja koraiensis   Thujopsis dolabrata

Broad-leaved trees

Aralia spinosa   Chionanthus virginicus   Betula maximowicziana

Fagus engleriana   Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'+'Zlatia'   Fagus sylvatica 'Cochleata'

Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'   Decaisnea fargesii   Cornus florida

Quercus rubra 'Aurea'   Quercus velutina 'Albertsii'   Fothergilla major

Hydrangea heteromalla 'Bretschneideri'   Exochorda grandiflora   Acer rubrum

Acer carpinifolium   Acer platanoides 'Stollii'   Magnolia acuminata

Maackia amurensis   Rhododendron × mixtum   Rhododendron 'Ledikanense'

Rosa gallica   Calycanthus fertilis   Syringa reticulata

Spiraea japonica 'New Pruhonice'   Robinia hartwigii   Cerasus sargentii

Cercidiphyllum japonicum


photography by: Milan Blažek, Jiří Burda, Martin Hajman, Barbora Kačmáčková, Jiří Podrazil, Ivan Staňa,
Markéta Tichá, Marek Vaneš, archiv Botanického ústavu AVČR

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