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“Better Ornamental Plants for Better Tomorrow!”

Welcome to UGA Woody Plant Research Lab

Dr. Donglin Zhang
Dr. Donglin Zhang (Photo by Amy Ware)

UGA Woody Plant Laboratory focuses on the selection and breeding of new woody ornamental plants for Georgia and the Eastern US landscapes. New and improved plants bring gardeners, the nursery industry, and our lab together and continue to breed new, better, and improved woody ornamentals for today’s markets. The lab conducts:

  • Plant Exploration
  • Woody Plant Breeding
  • Plant Embryo Culture
  • Molecular Technology
  • Tea Research

You are welcome to join us if you are a passionate woody ornamental plant wizard!

Photo of Ozzie Johnson, Andrew Bunting, Donglin Zhang, Scott McMahan, and Dan Hinkley
Plant hunters (L to R): Ozzie Johnson, Andrew Bunting, Donglin Zhang, Scott McMahan, and Dan Hinkley in Shennongjia, China.