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Mission

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.
The Floral and Nursery Plants Research is located in Washington, DC and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Research Leader is Margaret Pooler.
Email: margaret.pooler@usda.gov
Phone: 301-504-6848
Fax: 301-504-5096
U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM, FNPRU
3501 NEW YORK AVE., N. E.
Washington, DC 20002