The collection of native and introduced woody plants here is one of the most important in the Czech Republic from both the quantity and the quality point of view. Today it introduces 1.606 items; 1.264 taxa of deciduous trees and 342 taxa of evergreen trees. Besides these, it is possible to see 227 taxa of perennials here.
Both groups of woody plants vary in their usage due to their different morphological structure, site requirements, and also by their aesthetical impression. Although evergreen trees are not so numerous in this particular collection, they noticeably influence the character of lots of park areas in Průhonice. From the dendrologic point of view it is possible to admire plenty of beautiful old native woody plants such as oak, pine, linden and elm. The collection of introduced woody plants of the temperate zone of the Northern hemisphere and the Mediterranean are especially rich here. They enable us to perceive not only their loveliness but they also bring us knowledge about their character and the possibilities of growing them in our country.
Outstanding introduced woody plants are oak, maple, spruce, fir, pine, cypress, juniper, thuja, cotoneaster, honeysuckle, guelder-roses, all in numerous forms and cultivars. The park is especially notable thanks to its admirable collection of rhododendrons.
|Pinus heldreichii 'Smidt'||Pinus ponderosa||Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Glauca'|
|Cephalotaxus harringtonii||Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'||Cryptomeria japonica|
|Metasequoia glyptostroboides||Picea breweriana||Picea abies 'Formánek'|
|Picea abies 'Silva Tarouca'||Picea abies 'Virgata'||Taxus cuspidata 'Nana'|
|Torreya nucifera||Thuja koraiensis||Thujopsis dolabrata|
|Aralia spinosa||Chionanthus virginicus||Betula maximowicziana|
|Fagus engleriana||Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'+'Zlatia'||Fagus sylvatica 'Cochleata'|
|Fagus sylvatica 'Rohanii'||Decaisnea fargesii||Cornus florida|
|Quercus rubra 'Aurea'||Quercus velutina 'Albertsii'||Fothergilla major|
|Hydrangea heteromalla 'Bretschneideri'||Exochorda grandiflora||Acer rubrum|
|Acer carpinifolium||Acer platanoides 'Stollii'||Magnolia acuminata|
|Maackia amurensis||Rhododendron × mixtum||Rhododendron 'Ledikanense'|
|Rosa gallica||Calycanthus fertilis||Syringa reticulata|
|Spiraea japonica 'New Pruhonice'||Robinia hartwigii||Cerasus sargentii|
|photography by:||Milan Blažek, Jiří Burda, Martin Hajman, Barbora Kačmáčková, Jiří Podrazil, Ivan Staňa,
Markéta Tichá, Marek Vaneš, archiv Botanického ústavu AVČR