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What’s Beautiful Now: A Fragrant Season

From the bloom of our ever-fragrant lilacs to the dainty dramatics of the Auricula Theater, spring’s progress isn’t hard to see here at NYBG. The crabapples are waking near Daffodil Hill, and the magnolias—always some of the season’s top charmers—are still trucking along with pink and white blooms. Meanwhile, the Azalea Garden is becoming a sea of color.

Check out what’s beautiful now!

Tree of the Week: Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood

Tree of the Week: <em>Cornus florida</em>, Flowering Dogwood
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Flowering dogwood is a lovely deciduous tree with year-round appeal including spring blooms, showy fall fruit and foliage, along with interesting bark. In spring before the plants fully leaf out, small green and yellow flowers open surrounded by creamy white, showy bracts. Groupings of the cultivar ‘Cherokee Princess’ are located in the native border of the Native Plant Garden and on the slope outside the Stonemill. Other cultivars and species of this smaller native tree are concentrated in the Native Plant Garden, Azalea Garden, and in the Forest.

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