Styrax japonica -- Japanese Silverbell
When compared to other arboretums, Peavy Arboretum is truly a unique place. Reminiscent of Eddy Arboretum in Placerville, California, where efforts to hybridize native species for reforestation was first attempted, this arboretum has served as a research institution, dedicated to the advancement of forestry methods. This is a forested place, where much of it composed of native species , punctuated with introduced exotics in select locations. Peavy is a an excellent place for a walk in the woods. It is an Arboretum truly dedicated to the trees.
8692 Peavy Arboretum Road, Corvallis, OR 97330
Admission is free
Collection database available online
USDA Hardiness Zone 8B
Sunset Zone 6