Flowers and fruits

Blossoming, even sparsely coloured, of first months of the year, is all the more striking as there are not leaves still. The blossoming of the conifers which often takes place in March is hardly visible, apart from the pollen dispersed on the ground.

Blooms per month is given as an indication for France, knowing that local conditions and weather influence considerably. From one region to another and even within the same city, from one location to another, more sheltered from the wind, for example, a gap of fifteen days is common. The northern regions are late one to two months (Denmark or St. Petersburg). From one year to another, there are differences, as I could record it by taking specific trees: Dates of blossoming and appearance of leaves determined with some trees, since 1992, in Paris region.

Alder Alnus catkins in winter  
Almond tree Prunus amygdalus white 
Dogwood Cornus mas yellowish odorous
Hazel of Byzance Corylus colurna catkins in winter 
Mirabelle tree white 
Parrotia Parrotia persica yellow and crimson  
Goat Willow Salix caprea silky catkin 

Common Apricot tree Prunus armeniaca white, pink odorous
Birch Betula catkins in winter 
Common Cherry Prunus cerasus white odorous
Oriental Cherry Prunus serrulata white, pink, crimson odorous
Common Hornbeam Carpinus betulus  
Larch Larix  
Elm Ulmus  
Peach common Prunus persica white odorous
Poplar Populus  
Pissardi Cherry Plum Prunus cerasifera atropurpurea white, pink 
Willow Salix  

  The Beginning of April
Judas tree Cercis siliquastrum red, white 
Silver maple of Wier Acer saccharinum " laciniatum"  
Negundo maple Acer negundo yellowish 
Norway Maple Acer platanoïdeses yellowish 
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus green 
Commun ash Fraxinus excelsior greenish 
Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba  
Cherry-red laurel Prunus laurocerasus  white 
Magnolia with pointed leaves Magnolia acuminata white 
Bigleaf Magnolia Magnolia macrophylla white 
Peach Persica popularised white, pink and crimson 
Pear tree Pyrus communis white 

  The End of April
Laburnum aubour Laburnum vulgare yellow odorous
Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum white 
Royal Paulownia Royal Paulownia tomentosa purple odorous
Rowan Sorbus white 

Dove Tree Davidia involucrata ivory 
Hawthorn Crataegus white, pink 
St Lucia wood Prunus mahaleb white odorous
Quince tree Cydonia popularised white 
Mottled maple Acer pennsylvanicum   
Locust tree Gleditsia triacanthos  
Flowering Ash Fraxinus ornus yellowish odorous
Red chestnut tree Aesculus carnea red odorous
European Hackberry Celtis australis  
Blackberries Morus  
Medlar Mespilus germanica white, mauve odorous
Walnut Juglans regia  
Apple tree Loaded premium white, pink, purple  
Elder Sambucus white 
Broad-leaved lime Tilia platyphyllos yellowish odorous
Yellowwood Cladrastis lutea white odorous

Chinese Mahogany Cedrela sinensis  
Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima   
Dove tree Davidia involucrata ivory 
Russian Olive elaeagnus angustifolia odorous
Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera white and purple odorous
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia white, sometimes pink odorous
Linden Tilia yellowish odorous

Pink acacia of Constantinople Silk Tree julibrissin rose odorous
Catalpa Catalpa white and crimson  
Spanish chestnut Castanea sativa yellowish 
Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora white odorous  
Varnish Tree Koelreuteria paniculata yellowish 

Prickly angelica Aralia spinosa white  
Japanese Pagodatree of Japan Japanese Pagodatree japonica yellowish odorous
Privet Lucidum privet white odorous

Arbutus Arbutus white and pink



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