This collection of hybrid oak trees shows how natural plant hybrids occur, and how desirable and adaptable horticultural specimens can be created artificially through breeding.Learn more (2-minute audio)
Our Oak Collection
We provide many wild oak species, hybrids, and cultivars winter hardy in zone 5, available for developing new hybrids adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions, urban areas and new home construction sites. View a plant list to explore varieties of oaks and other taxa in Peterson Oak Grove.
Collaborating for Conservation
This collection is is part of the American Public Gardens Association Plant Collections Network, which coordinates a continent-wide approach to plant germplasm preservation. As a steward of this collection, we provide germplasm, the living genetic resource of the plant such as seeds or tissues, used for taxonomic studies, evaluation, breeding and other research.
Schnee Oak Collection
In addition to the Peterson Oak Grove, our Schnee Oak and Hickory Collection is home to many key species of oaks.