Here’s Your Guide To What Is Blooming At The Zoo Starting the Week of April 22, 2015

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

(Showy scale from 1 to 5- 1 being not showy and 5 being a showstopper.)

Large Trees

Aesculus flava – Yellow Buckeye – 3

Quercus palustris – Pin Oak – 2

Quercus coccínea- Scarlet Oak – 2

Larix decidua – European Larch – 1

Small Trees

Cercis Canadensis – Redbud ‘Appalachian Red’, ‘Lavendar Twist’, ‘Royal White’ – 5

Cornus florida –Flowering Dogwood ‘Cloud Nine’ – 5

Magnolia ‘Ann’, ‘Betty’, ‘Jane’, ‘Susan’ – 5

Malus ‘Prairiefire’- Prairiefire Crabapple – 5

Malus ‘Red Jade’ – Red Jade Crabapple  -5

Malus ‘Louisa’- Louisa Weeping Crabapple – 5

Malus sargentii – Sargent Crabapple – 4

Cornus florida var. rubra – Pink Flowering Dogwood – 4

Malus ‘Spring Snow’ – Spring Snow Crabapple – 4

Acer truncatum – Purpleblow Maple – 3

Aesculus pavia- Red Buckeye – 3

Acer cissifolium – Ivy-leaf Maple – 2

Asimina triloba – Pawpaw – 1

Shrubs

Viburnum x ‘Mohawk’, and Viburnum x burkwoodii – Burkwood Viburnum – 4

Viburnum x carlecephalum – 4

Viburnum ‘Eskimo’ – Eskimo Viburnum – 4

Kerria japonica – Japanese Kerria – 4

Spiraea prunifolia- Bridalwreath Spiraea – 3

Staphylea trifolia – Bladdernut – 3

Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Assesseppi’- Assesseppi Lilac (Betsy Ross – white) – 3

Viburnum x rhitidophylloides ‘Alleghany’, & ‘Willowwood’ – 3

Pieris japonica – Japanese Pieris – 3

Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Jet Trail’ – White Flowering Quince – 3

Chaenomeles speciosa –Flowering Quince – 3

Exochorda racemosa – Pearlbush – 3

Fothergilla gardenii – Dwarf Fothergilla – 3

Rhodotypos scandens – Jetbead – 3

Rhus aromatic – Fragrant Sumac ‘Gro-low’ – 2

Lonicera fragrantissima- Winter or Fragrant Honeysuckle – 2

Ribes odoratum – Clove Currant – 2

Zanthoxylem americanum – Prickly Ash- 1

Buxus – Boxwood – 1

Ribes alpinum ‘Green Mound’ – 1

Perennials

Phlox subulata – Creeping Phlox – 4

Helleborus x hybridus – Lenten Rose – 3

Helleborus Red Lady, Blue Lady, Pink Lady, Yellow Lady, White Lady – 3

Vinca minor – Periwinkle – 2

Epimedium ‘Sulphureum’ – Yellow Epimedium – 2

Epimedium ‘Rubrum’ – 2

Epimedium ‘Orange Queen’ – 2

Trillium luteum – 2

Trillium grandiflorum – 2

Trillium cuneatum – Sweet Betsy – 2

Anemonella thalictroides- Rue Anemone – 2

Hepatica Americana-Hepatica – 2

Brunnera macrophylla – Siberian Bugloss

Dodecatheon media – Shooting Star

Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells

Bulbs

Tulips – 4

Daffodils – 3

Scilla siberica – Siberian Squill- Great blue flower – 3

Leucojum – Giant Snowflake

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Plants about to come into Bloom

Cercis Canadensis – Redbud

Amelanchier laevis – Alleghany Serviceberry

Cornus florida –Flowering Dogwood

Viburnum carlesii – Koreanspice Viburnum

Viburnum x ‘Mohawk’ – Mohawk Viburnum

Viburnum x burkwoodii – Burkwood Viburnum

Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Assesseppi’- Assesseppi Lilac

Syringa meyeri – Dwarf Korean Lilac

Asimina triloba – Pawpaw

Horticulture’s Picks

Click here for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Horticulture Team’s top picks for annuals!