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 floridus Carolina Allsprice
Calycanthus Hartlage Wine Cartilage Wine Allspice
Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Jet Trail’ White Flowering Quince  3
Exochorda racemosa Pearlbush 3
Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf Fothergilla 3
Kerria japonica Japanese Kerria 4
Rhododendron Karen Azalea
Rhodotypos scandens Jetbead  3
Spriraea prunifolia Bridalwealth Spiraea 3
Staphylea trifolia Bladdernut 3
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Assesseppi’ Betsy Ross – White 3
Syringa meyeri Dwarf Korean Lilac
Viburnum x carlecephalum 4
Viburnum x ‘Mohawk’ Burkwood Viburnum 4
Viburnum x Eskimo Eskimo Viburnum 4
Viburnum x rhitdophylloides Alleghany 3
Buxus Boxwood 1
Pieris japonica Japanese Pieris
Rhododendron ‘PJM’ – PJM Rhododendron
Rhus aromatic Fragrant Sumac  ‘Gro-low’ 2
Viburnum macrocephalum Chinese Snowball bush Viburnum
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Shasta’
Viburnum prunifolium Blackhaw Viburnum
Weigela middendorffiana Middendorff Weigela

Trees

Aesculus flava Yellow Buckeye 3
Larix decidua European Larch 1
Quercus palustris Pin Oak 2
Quercus coccínea Scarlet Oak 2
Acer truncatum Purpleblow Maple  3
Acer cissifolium Ivy-leaf Maple  2
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye  3
Aesculus x carnea Red Horsechestnut
Asimina triloba Pawpaw 1
Cercis Canadensis Redbud  ‘Appalachian Red’, ‘Lavendar Twist’, ‘Royal White’ 5
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood ‘Cloud Nine’  5
Cornus florida var. rubra Pink Flowering Dogwood  4
Magnolia ‘Jane’, ‘Susan’ 5
Magnolia ‘Yellowbird’
Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Assesseppi’
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwansan’ Kwansan Cherry
Sassafras albidum  Sassafras

Perennials

Helleborus x hybridus Lenten Rose 3
Helleborus Red Lady, Blue Lady, Pink Lady, Yellow Lady, White Lady 3
Vinca minor Periwinkle 2
Ranunculus ficaria Lesser Celendine – Extremely Invasive – do not plant 3
Phlox subulata Creeping Phlox 4
Iris cristata   Dwarf Crested Iris
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

Daffodils 3
Tulips 4
Leucojum Giant Snowflake 3
Scilla siberica Siberian Squill 3

Top 5 Blooms this Week

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