Statewide Arboretum plant sale is May 7

The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s annual spring plant sale is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 7 on East Campus.

Plants and trees offered include varieties that are native to Nebraska and/or do well in a variety of local growing conditions. The selections will include plants not widely available in area nurseries.

Bob Hendrickson, assistant director for horticulture programs, said one variety offered is a six-petal clematis, a rare bush-type clematis collected by Harlan Hamernik in Mongolia.

“It’s a really tough clematis with delicate, fragrant white flowers in June and bright silver, feathery seed heads in July and August,” Hendrickson said.

A complete plant list is available at

Plant buyers should follow signs from the north entrance to East Campus at 38th Street and Huntington/Leighton avenues.

Proceeds from the sale sustain the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum’s mission and fund related programs and services.

A second sale is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 21 at the Fontenelle Nature Association, 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd., in Bellevue.

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