The Garden's "old-timers"This shrub, Fontanesia phillyreoides ssp. fortunei, is the Botanical Garden's oldest "child" still growing in the Garden. It arrived on June 1, 1936, in the form of a tiny seed donated by the New York Botanical Garden.
This doesn't make it the oldest plant on the site, though, for some of the trees were already growing here when the Garden was founded. The large elm next to the parking lot, for example, sprouted
in 1885 and today is more than 120 years old.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Robert Mineau)