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Conifers collection

Conifers number among the world's most important plant groups, in economic terms and, in all likelihood, are only surpassed in this by edible plants. They are the most important source of wood in our climate zone and, in this regard, they are of enormous significance to Polish forestry.
It was this, as well as their plentiful decorative qualities, which led to the establishing of this specialised collection. Coniferous trees and shrubs have the longest history of collection by the Arboretum. The emphasis is laid on natural taxa; however, there are also large numbers of cultivars, given the multiplicity currently available commercially.
At present, the conifer collection numbers 415 taxa, belonging to 33 genera and including 209 natural taxa. The most prolifically represented are the species of Pinus, Picea and Abies, while the greatest number of cultivars are found among and Taxus.
Numerous endeavours are focussed upon the cultivation of rare species not fully resistant to our winter conditions, as well as of species whose frost-resistance is not, as yet, known. Among those which should be mentioned here are Calocedrus decurrens, Cephalotaxus, Cryptomeria japonica, Cunninghamia lanceolata, Cupressus bakeri, Podocarpus nivalis, Pseudolarix amabilis and Torreya. Many of the plants, for instance, Microbiota decussata, Podocarpus nivalis, Cupressus bakeri and Cunninghamia lanceolata, were, in fact, first introduced into cultivation in Poland by the Rogów Arboretum.

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