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Entering into the gardens, the conifers provide a year-round respite from the outside world. We believe you’ll find the unique shapes and colors fascinating on your every returning visit.

The Dubuque Arboretum has two collections of dwarf conifers:

  • the Walter Collection; and
  • the Hermsen Collection. 


Some interesting Conifer Facts

Within these two collections, our plant count numbers more than 360. In addition, these 360 plants:

  • represent over 12 different genus and dozens of species and cultivars; and
  • originate from around the world.

Plant sizes range from large (40- to 50-foot specimens) to plants as small as 12”. There are plants that would fit into any size garden you have.


[ Description provided by Steven Ulstad. ]


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