I've been driving myself crazy trying to find a calendar of bloom times and sequences for trees. Last Spring and this Spring I have tried the internet and must not be using the correct search terms because it has to be out there! Do you know where I can find a list / calendar like this? I see the trees blooming and wonder what some of them are! I'd love to know what trees to expect blooms from next and when!
Sorry, I've never seen a list. Fruit trees usually have bloom time noted, and it is usually down in the sales pitch for each individual fruit tree from the nursery.
I suggest you talk to some old timers, and also start a list that you keep with you in the car to note what you see blooming... time of bloom will vary every year with weather, but sequence generally won't. If you carry a digital camera, you can post photos on the tree ID forum to find out what they are...
I'm glad you liked the article; it was fun doing it!
Thanks, Darius! I have started taking photos of trees in bloom. But I'll need to pull off and get out of my car to get some pictures! I have one type of tree I've been trying to figure out for two years now. It's outside my work and is so beautiful when it blooms, has attractive leaves and the spreading shape I'm looking for. My thoughts are - if it's planted downtown in a city then it must be pretty easy to care for. Maybe I'll get one for my yard. I hope it's not a pear tree though because my husband hates the smell of those. I've seen charts for flower blooming times in books but never tree blooming times. I will post photos on the ID forum and I start my own sequence of blooms list!
pentasbutterlfy, if you can get some photos of any unknown trees or plants (closeups of leaves and blooms are helpful along with full-length shots to see their height and shape), you can submit them to our Plant ID forum for some help ;o)
Okay folks... get ready. Blackberry winter and frost warnings coming to the southeast over the next couple of days (May 17-19 for me). I can see buds on my blackberries gearing up to open! This should be the last of it for this year...