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What's in Bloom

Below are some plants that are especially interesting or typically in bloom this month at Duke Gardens.  

Every year unfolds differently, depending on seasonal weather conditions. Many flowers are also blooming earlier than usual. Here is a map showing some of what was blooming as of April 8. We will update this map frequently through peak bloom seasons. We hope you have a chance to visit soon!

For an idea of plants you may wish to seek out at different times throughout the year, please see these plant highlight PDFs from peak periods in the past: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Mountain witchalder

Mountain witchalder (Fothergilla major) in the Blomquist Garden. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Flowering crabapple

Flowering crabapple (Malus 'Hopa') in the Moss Garden. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Columnar flowering peach

Columnar flowering peach (Prunus persica 'Corinthian Rose') in the Terrace Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Chinese snowball viburnum

Chinese snowball viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum) in the Page-Rollins White Garden. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Weeping peach

Weeping peach (Prunus persica 'Red Cascade') in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Riverbank azalea

Riverbank azalea (Rhododendron ripense) in the Rose Garden. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Mt. Fuji cherry

Mt. Fuji cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Shirotae') in the Terrace Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

White flowered quince

White flowered quince (Chaenomeles speciosa 'Nivalis') in the Page-Rollins White Garden. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Flowering quince

Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa 'Toyo-Nishiki') in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Daybreak yoshino cherry

Daybreak yoshino cherry (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono') in the Doris Duke Center Gardens. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Bridal wreath spiraea

Bridal wreath spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia) in the Page-Rollins White Garden. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Star magnolia

Star magnolia (Magnolia stellata) in the Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Loebner magnolia

Loebner magnolia (Magnolia x loebneri ' Leonard Messel') in the Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Erika Zambello.

Japanese camellia

Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica 'Red Jade') in the Moss Garden of the Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Erika Zambello.