In honor of Earth Day, here’s what you can find blooming on the Greenway:
Currently in full bloom in the North End Parks are the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Mayflower Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii), and Mountain Witch-alder (Fothergilla major). In full bloom now are the Elizabeth Magnolias (Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’). The daffodils in this region (Narcissus ‘King Alfred Jumbo’) are just passed their peak blooming period.
Daffodils such as ‘Jack Snipe’ and ‘Sailboat’ are starting to emerge in the Wharf District Parks and replace the fading ‘Jetfire’. Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) is also flowering in the tree wells. Native violets are just beginning to emerge.
In the Urban Arboretum (between High Street and Seaport Boulevard) a few Rhododendrons including ‘Purple Gem’ and Andromeda (Pieris) are now in full bloom.
In the Fort Point Channel Parks the variety of Daffodils (including ‘Fortissimo’, ‘Salome’, ‘Marike’, ‘Artic Gold’, ‘Barbie Doll’, and ‘Toby the First’) continue to put on an impressive display. Though ‘Spellbinder’ and ‘Jetfire’ are beginning to fade, new additions such as the Thalia Daffodil (Narcissus ‘Thalia’) have emerged to replace them. Fothergilla and Pieris, as well as a few Royal Azaleas (Rhododendron schlippenbachii) flower here as well.
The Red Quince (Chaenoemeles speciosa), continues to bloom in Chinatown Parks and is now joined by several early blooming azaleas such as ‘Hino-crimson’, ‘Stewartsonian’, ‘Purple Gem’ and ‘April Snow’. Many other azaleas and rhododendrons are budding and will likely flower soon.