Philip Douglas

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Curator of Woody Plants
Chicago Botanic Garden

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Phillip Douglas is a Northern Kentucky native who currently serves as the Curator of Woody Plants at the Chicago Botanic Garden. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he received a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture from the University of Cincinnati and Master of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky Univeristy. Beginning his career at the Boone County Arboretum, Phil spent several years working as a horticulturist for the historic landscape at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the Director of Horticulture for Gainesway Farm, Phil managed 1600 acres of planted and natural areas bisected by the Elkhorn Creek. In April of 2017, Phil accepted the position of Curator of Woody Plants for the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Potential Invaders: Do sterile cultivars of Spiraea japonica exist? (2018)

The Chicago Botanic Garden holds the Plant Collections Network, Nationally Accredited collection of Spiraea. Spiraea japonica is a widely used landscape shrub that has recently been showing up on invasive plant watch lists around the country. Our collection of Spiraea japonica contains over 60 cultivars. Fecundity is the ability of an organism to produce offspring. By...