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Each season offers countless beautiful and unique areas to explore.  The flowering schedule gives visitors an idea of what to expect to see in bloom.  Our grounds are constantly growing and changing, so visit often and discover your favorite places in spring, summer, fall and winter.

Flowering Schedule

This flowering schedule is based on a select number of trees and shrubs at The Dawes Arboretum.  Bloom times are variable, depending on weather.  This chart interprets a “normal” year, and shows you when you would most likely see the listed plants in bloom at The Dawes Arboretum.  A key with common names is listed after the chart.  (Click the chart to open a PDF copy).

Flowering Schedule Key

Scientific Name Common Name
Abeliophyllum distichum white-forsythia
Cornus mas cornelian-cherry dogwood
Forsythia forsythia
Hamamelis witch-hazel
Rhododedron mucronulatum Korean rhododendron
Salix gracilistyla Rosegold Pussy willow
Viburnum x bodnantense Bodnant viburnum
Viburnum viburnum
Aesculus buckeye
Albizia julibrissin silktree
Amelanchier serviceberry
Berberis thunbergii Japanese barberry
Calycanthus floridus common sweetshrub
Caragana arborescens Siberian peashrub
Cercis canadensis eastern redbud
Chaenomeles flowering-quince
Chionanthus virginicus American fringetree
Cladrastic lutea American yellowwood
Clematis clematis
Cornus florida flowering dogwood
Corylopsis winter-hazel
Cotinus smoketree
Crataegus hawthorn
Cytisus ‘Moonlight’ Moonlight broom
Daphne daphne
Deutzia scabra fuzzy deutzia
Diervilla lonicera northern bush-honeysuckle
Enkianthus campanulatus redvein enkianthus
Exochorda pearlbush
Fothergilla fothergilla
Genista broom
Halesia carolina Carolina silverbell
Hibiscus syriacus rose-of-Sharon
Hydrangea hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata panicle hydrangea
Hypericum frondosum golden Saint-John’s wort
Itea virginica Virginia sweetspire
Kerria japonica kerria
Koelreuteria paniculata golden-raintree
Kolkwitzia amabilis beautybush
Laburnum alpina Scotch laburnum
Lonicera fragrantissima winter honeysuckle
Magnolia magnolia
Mahonia Oregon-grape
Malus crab apple
Paulownia tomentosa royal paulownia
Philadelphus mock orange
Physocarpus opulifolius common ninebark
Pieris japonica Japanese pieris
Potentilla fruticosa shrubby cinquefoil
Prunus cherry
Prunus serotina black cherry
Pterostyrax epaulette-tree
Pyrus pear
Rhododendron rhododendron
Robinia locust
Rosa rose
Spiraea spirea
Spiraea japonica Japanese spirea
Spiraea thunbergii ‘Fujino’ Funjino Thunberg spirea
Stewartia pseudocamellia Japanese stewartia
Syringa Lilac
Syringa pekinensis Peking lilac
Tamarix parviflora smallflower tamarisk
Viburnum viburnum
Weigela florida old-fashioned weigela
Xanthoceras sorbifolium shinyleaf yellowhorn
Aesculus parviflora bottlebush buckeye
Baccharis halimifolia groundsel-bush
Campsis trumpet-creeper
Clematis tangutica golden clematis
Clematis terniflora sweet autumn clematis
Clethra alnifolia summersweet
Franklinia alatamaha franklin-tree
Hamamelis virginiana common witch-hazel
Lonicera x heckrotti everblooming honeysuckle
Magnolia sieboldii Siebold magnolia
Viburnum rufidulum southern blackhaw viburnum