Black Walnut in summer
Linda Hall Library Arboretum



Located in the northeast corner of the Library grounds, the Native Corner is home to a variety of plants native to the Kansas City area such as, witch hazel, spicebush, and Annabelle hydrangeas.

Pink Redbud summer

Native Corner Collection

More About the Native Corner

  • Native plants are better for the environment as they are adapted to our climate, and therefore, need less water, fertilizer, and pesticides. 
  • Native plants can prevent water runoff, improve air quality, and decrease pollution. 
  • Native plants also increase food sources and habitat for wildlife. 
  • The best time to visit the Native Corner is in June when visitors can enjoy the various hydrangeas in bloom. 

A Home for Wildlife

In addition to being better for the surrounding environment, native plants also increase food sources and habitat for a variety of wildlife. 

  • Spicebush is a host plant for the spicebush butterfly caterpillar and attracts other butterflies and birds. 
  • New Jersey tea attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. 
  • Witch hazel attracts bees, small wasps, moths, and beetles. 
  • Annabelle hydrangea attracts butterflies, moths, pollinators, and songbirds.

Native Corner Map

Green Deciduous TreeDeciduous Trees
Gold Deciduous TreeDeciduous Champion Trees
Green Coniferous TreeConiferous Trees
Gold Coniferous TreeConiferous Champion Trees
Green ShrubShrubs
Gold ShrubsChampion Shrubs
Compass indicating North is up

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