Our large Cornelian Cherry tree blooms from late February through mid-March in the dogwood section of the arboretum, just north of the iris garden. Early emerging honeybees are often attracted to it's copious yellow flowers.
Several star magnolia trees can be found blooming in the Magnolia family section of the arboretum. Find their flowing white blooms beginning mid-March.
Several species of flowering quince can be found in the Rosaceae section of the arboretum, south of the native plant trail. These trees put on one of the most dazzling early spring floral displays in the arboretum.
Though the main wildflower display doesn't begin until April, some early spring ephemeral wildflowers, such as bloodroot can be found blooming in the woodland section of the native plant trail.
Tulip magnolias can often be found blooming in the Magnolia family section of the arboretum. Like the star magnolias, they tend to bloom later in the month.