Here’s Your Guide To What Is Blooming At The Zoo – Week of May 7, 2015

Greater Cincinnati Region – Plants in bold are what you are most seeing driving by at a distance around town!

Large Trees

Aesculus flava – Yellow Buckeye

Aesculus hippocastanum – Common Horsechestnut

Aesculus glabra– Ohio Buckeye 

Robinia pseudoaccacia– Black Locust  ‘Purple Robe’

Cladrastis kentukea– Yellowwood

Small Trees

Asimina triloba – Pawpaw 1

Chionanthus virginicus – Fringtree

Cornus florida Cultivars ‘Cloud Nine’, ‘Appalachian Mist’, ‘Cherokee Princess’, Spring Grove™, var. Rubra, ‘Cherokee Chief’(All ending)

Cornus x rutgeriensis ‘Aurora’

Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’, ‘Gold Star’,

Magnolia acuminata var. Subcordata

Magnolia acuminata– Cucumber Magnolia

Aesculus pavia – Red Buckeye

Aesculus x carnea – Red Horsechestnut

Crataegus viridis ‘Winterking’ – Winterking Hawthorn

Sorbus alnifolia – Korean Mountain Ash

Magnolia ‘Jane’

Cornus ‘Venus’ – Venus Dogwood(starting) scientific name: Cornus kousa x nuttallii

Crataegus harbinsonii 

Shrubs

Fothergilla gardenii – Dwarf Fothergilla -3

Syringa vulgaris – Common Lilac(ending)

Syringa ‘Miss Kim’- Miss Kim Lilac

Syringa meyeri – Dwarf Korean Lilac

Exochorda racemosa – Pearlbush

Spiraea x vanhouttei – Vanhoutte Spirea

Exochorda Snow Day ‘Blizzard’ – Blizzard Pearl-bush

Deutzia ‘Chardonnay Pearls’, ‘Nikko’,

Calycanthus floridus, var. purpureus, ‘Michael Lindsey’

Calycanthus ‘Hartlage Wine’- Hartlage Wine Allspice

Elaeagnus umbellata – Autumn Olive

Viburnum ‘Eskimo’ – Eskimo Viburnum

Viburnum ‘Conoy’- Conoy Viburnum

Viburnum x carlecephalum – Fragrant Snowballbush Viburnum

Viburnum x ‘Alleghany’, and ‘Willowwood’(ending)

Viburnum prunifolium – Blackhaw Viburnum

Viburnum rufidulum– Southern Blackhaw

Viburnum plicatumViburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Shasta’ – Shasta Viburnum

Viburnum opulus – Cranberrybush Viburnum

Osmanthus americanus – Devilwood

Rhododendron ‘Karen’, poukanense, ‘Cascade’, ‘Delaware Valley White’ – Azaleas

Lonicera maackii – Amur Honeysuckle

Kerria japonica– Japanese Kerria

Pieris japonica – Japanese Pieris

Indigofera incarnata ‘Alba’ – White Indigo Bush

Physocarpus opulifolius – Ninebark

Photinia villosa- Oriental Photinia

Neviussia alabamensis – Alabama Snowwreath

Indigofera kirilowii ‘North Carolina form’

Azalea ‘Gibralter’ 

Fraxinus ornus – Flowering Ash

Azalea ‘Cascade’

Perennials

Epimedium ‘Sulphureum’

Brunnera macrophylla – Siberian Bugloss

Iris cristata– Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris germanica– Bearded Iris

Phlox subulata– Creeping Phlox

Phlox divaricata –Woodland Phlox

Phlox pilosa

Trillium grandiflorum

Dicentra spectabilis –Bleeding Hearts   ‘Gold Heart’

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’- Variegated Solomon’s Seal

Galium odoratum – Sweet Woodruff

Salvia ‘May Night’, ‘Blue Hill’

Chrysogonum virginianum – Green and Gold

Dodecatheon meadia – Shooting Star

Allium giganteum – Giant Allium

Allium senescens

Petasites japonicus– Japanese Butterbur

Hyacinthoides hispanica– Spanish Squill

Symphytum grandiflorum

Trillium grandiflora

Dicentra

Kregia 

Amsonia hubrichtii, blue ice, tabernaemontana

Baptisia

Aquilegia Canadensis

Vines

Wisteria sinensis – Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria floribunda – Japanese Wisteria

Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’- Carolina Jasmine

Wisteria frutescens 

Bignonia capreolata – Cross-vine

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’, ‘Magnifica’,’John Clayton’, ‘Alabama Crimson’

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