What’s in Bloom
Spring has officially arrived on our calendars, as well as in our landscape. Our earliest blooming plants, the hybrid Witch-hazels and Snowdrops, are at the end of their flowering cycle for the season, but our spring-bloomers are eagerly beginning. The next few weeks will bring a profusion of brightly colored bulbs, and some of our daffodils have already started to bloom through the Wharf District Parks Promenade.
Daffodil (Narcissus ‘Tete-a-tete’)
Narcissus ‘tete-a-tete’ is a very early-blooming miniature daffodil with buttery-yellow flowers.
Red Maple Tree (Acer rubrum)
Red Maple trees are often praised for their gorgeous fall color, but their delicate, bright red flowers are equally valuable in the landscape. From the North End Parks through Fort Point Channel, our Red Maple cultivars have come into spring bursting with vibrant blooms.
Golden Glory (Cornus mas)
Our Cornelian Cherries are full of tiny, star-shaped yellow flowers in the Fort Point Channel Parks. This selection is called ‘Golden Glory’, and is said to be the best flowering cultivar.
Okame Cherry Tree (Prunus ‘Okame’)
One of the most beloved spring-flowering trees is the Cherry, and we have a few outstanding specimens that are not-to-be-missed this spring. Our Okame Cherry trees (Prunus ‘Okame’) are fully in bloom in the Urban Arboretum. These rosy pink flowers were attracting a swarm of pollinators earlier this week, and we hope that you’ll take a moment to enjoy them, too!