This sector was first designed in the early 1970s with plants from Japan and the rest of Asia. In 1976, the Nordic Arbo-retum Committee made a collecting trip to Japan and Korea, led by Tor Nitzelius, the tree expert at that time in Botaniska. Much of the Korean material was planted here and the Korean Dell was given its name in the 1980s.
An Asian woodland paradise
Most of Botaniska slopes towards the north, but the slopes here face south. This makes for very favourable growing conditions, as shown by the floral splendour of the large-bloomed Korean azalea (Rhododendron yedoense var. poukhanense). The Rhododendron dauricum, the royal azalea (Rhododendron schlippenbachii), the Japanese dogwood (Cornus kousa), the Korean Stewartia pseudocamellia and many others also grow here.
The Korean fir (Abies koreana) is from Korea as the name implies. It has very lovely blue or purple cones. This fir is small and slow-growing, making it popular in little gardens.
The pseudocamellia (Stewartia Koreana) belongs to the family of flowering plants known as Theaceae. It comes into bloom in June and continues on into the summer. The flowers are a lovely white hue and the bark decora-tively flakey.
Do please take the path up to the viewing platform on Håberget. From there you can look out over Gothenburg to the sea in clear weather.