Here’s Your Guide To What Is Blooming At The Zoo – Week of April 18, 2016

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.

Shrubs

Calycanthus floridusCarolina Allsprice
Calycanthus Hartlage WineCartilage Wine Allspice
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Jet Trail’White Flowering Quince 3
Exochorda racemosaPearlbush3
Fothergilla gardeniiDwarf Fothergilla3
Kerria japonicaJapanese Kerria4
RhododendronKaren Azalea
Rhodotypos scandensJetbead 3
Spriraea prunifoliaBridalwealth Spiraea3
Staphylea trifoliaBladdernut3
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Assesseppi’Betsy Ross – White3
Syringa meyeriDwarf Korean Lilac
Viburnum x carlecephalum4
Viburnum x ‘Mohawk’Burkwood Viburnum4
Viburnum x EskimoEskimo Viburnum4
Viburnum x rhitdophylloidesAlleghany3
BuxusBoxwood1
Pieris japonicaJapanese Pieris
Rhododendron‘PJM’ – PJM Rhododendron
Rhus aromaticFragrant Sumac  ‘Gro-low’2
Viburnum macrocephalumChinese Snowball bush Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum‘Shasta’
Viburnum prunifoliumBlackhaw Viburnum
Weigela middendorffianaMiddendorff Weigela

Trees

Aesculus flavaYellow Buckeye3
Larix deciduaEuropean Larch1
Quercus palustrisPin Oak2
Quercus coccíneaScarlet Oak2
Acer truncatumPurpleblow Maple 3
Acer cissifoliumIvy-leaf Maple 2
Aesculus paviaRed Buckeye 3
Aesculus x carneaRed Horsechestnut
Asimina trilobaPawpaw1
Cercis CanadensisRedbud  ‘Appalachian Red’, ‘Lavendar Twist’, ‘Royal White’5
Cornus floridaFlowering Dogwood ‘Cloud Nine’ 5
Cornus florida var. rubraPink Flowering Dogwood 4
Magnolia‘Jane’, ‘Susan’5
Magnolia‘Yellowbird’
Syringa x hyacinthiflora‘Assesseppi’
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwansan’Kwansan Cherry
Sassafras albidum Sassafras

Perennials

Helleborus x hybridusLenten Rose3
HelleborusRed Lady, Blue Lady, Pink Lady, Yellow Lady, White Lady3
Vinca minorPeriwinkle2
Ranunculus ficariaLesser Celendine – Extremely Invasive – do not plant3
Phlox subulataCreeping Phlox4
Iris cristata  Dwarf Crested Iris
Epimedium ‘Sulphureum’ Yellow Epimedium2
Epimedium ‘Rubrum’2
Epimedium ‘Orange Queen’2
TrilliumLuteum2
Trillium grandiflorum2
Trillium cuneatum Sweet Betsy2
Anemonella thalictroidesRue Anemone2
Hepatica Americana Hepatica2
Brunnera macrophyllaSiberian Bugloss
Dodecatheon media Shooting Star
Mertensia virginicaVirginia Bluebells

Bulbs

Daffodils3
Tulips4
LeucojumGiant Snowflake3
Scilla sibericaSiberian Squill3

Top 5 Blooms this Week

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