Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of 3 genera and about 45 species of shrubs and trees from temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, spreading to tropical Asia and Australia.  [RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.