What's Blooming Now - Spring

Bursting with Blooms

Submitted: April 16, 2021, 9:32 a.m.
By: Jason Baker, Curator

April has certainly started off with a bang. The Garden's 500k bulbs have painted a colorful backdrop for the next wave of blossoms.


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Manchurian Apricot (Prunus mandshurica)

While this apricot's blossoms may be waning, its cousins in the genus are just getting started.


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Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis)

Known in Japan as Sakura, flowering cherry trees are a sure sign that spring is here to stay.


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Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)

Purple-leaved varieties of Cherry Plums are commonly planted street trees that produce cherry-sized edible fruits.


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Royal Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star')

Fuzzy buds open to display delicate white flowers.


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Leonard Messel Magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel')

This pink-flowered magnolia greets you as you take your first steps into the Garden.


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What's next?

Stay tuned. Our lilac collection is getting ready to put on its yearly spring display.



Photos by Glenn Eurick

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