Science

The Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit of the U.S. National Arboretum has a broad-based program supporting basic and developmental research and implementation of new technologies for the florist and nursery industries. Emphasis is on developing new floral, nursery, and turf plants; detecting and controlling pathogens in ornamental plants; taxonomy of ornamental plants; improvement of nursery production systems; and curation of woody landscape plant germplasm as part of the National Plant Germplasm System.