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Some Southeastern U.S. Trees and Woody Plants by Blooming Date

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Revised June 2008

ThumbnailScientific NameFamily NameStart BloomStop BloomCommon NameSynonyms
Lonicera fragrantissimaCaprifoliaceae1.13.4winter honeysucklesweet breath of spring, January jasmine
Acer saccharinumAceraceae2.13.1silver maple
Acer rubrumAceraceae2.43.2red maple
Ulmus alataUlmaceae2.43.2winged elm
Ulmus americanaUlmaceae2.43.2American elm
Forsythia viridissimaOleaceae3.14.2greenstem forsythia
Pyrus calleryanaRosaceae3.14.2Bradford pearCallery pear
Acer negundoAceraceae3.24.2boxelder
Acer nigrumAceraceae3.24.1black maple
Acer saccharumAceraceae3.24.2sugar maple
Amelanchier arboreaRosaceae3.24.1downy serviceberry
Carpinus carolinianaBetulaceae3.24.2American hornbeammuscletree
Cercis canadensisFabaceae3.24.3eastern redbud
Lindera benzoinLauraceae3.24.1spicebush
Ostrya virginianaBetulaceae3.24.3hophornbeam
Prunus persicaRosaceae3.24.1peach
Quercus falcataFagaceae3.24.1southern red oak
Ulmus rubraUlmaceae3.23.3slippery elm
Acer platanoidesAceraceae3.34.3Norway maple
Betula nigraBetulaceae3.34.3river birch
Magnolia ×soulangianaMagnoliaceae3.36.3saucer magnoliaChinese magnolia
Populus deltoidesSalicaceae3.34.1cottonwood
Prunus angustifoliaRosaceae3.34.2Chickasaw plum
Quercus muehlenbergiiFagaceae3.34.3chinkapin oak
Quercus nigraFagaceae3.34.3water oak
Quercus rubraFagaceae3.34.2northern red oak
Quercus shumardiiFagaceae3.34.1Shumard's oak
Salix carolinianaSalicaceae3.34.2Carolina willowcoastal plain willow
Asimina trilobaAnonaceae3.45.2pawpaw
Celtis laevigataUlmaceae3.44.2southern hackberrysugarberry
Fraxinus americanaOleaceae3.44.2white ash
Liquidambar styracifluaHamamelidaceae3.44.2sweetgum
Prunus munsonianaRosaceae3.44.2Munson's plumwild goose plum
Pyrus communisRosaceae3.43.4common pear
Quercus bicolorFagaceae3.44.4swamp white oak
Quercus macrocarpaFagaceae3.44.3bur oak
Vaccinium pallidumEricaceae3.46lowbush blueberryBlue Ridge blueberry
Sassafras albidumLauraceae3.94.3sassafras
Prunus hortulanaRosaceae45hortulan plumwild goose plum
Prunus mexicanaRosaceae44Mexican plumbig tree plum
Prunus pensylvanicaRosaceae45pin cherry
Aesculus flavaHippocastanaceae4.15.1yellow buckeye
Aesculus paviaHippocastanaceae4.15.1red buckeye
Celtis occidentalisUlmaceae4.14.2northern hackberrycommon hackberry
Cornus floridaCornaceae4.14.4flowering dogwood
Fagus grandifoliaFagaceae4.14.3American beech
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaOleaceae4.14.3green ash
Lonicera maackiiCaprifoliaceae4.15.1Amur honeysuckle
Morus rubraMoraceae4.15.1red mulberry
Paulownia tomentosaBignoniaceae4.14.4princess-treeempress-tree
Platanus occidentalisPlatanaceae4.14.3American sycamore
Prunus americanaRosaceae4.14.3American plum
Quercus albaFagaceae4.14.4white oak
Quercus coccineaFagaceae4.14.3scarlet oak
Quercus imbricariaFagaceae4.14.3shingle oak
Quercus lyrataFagaceae4.14.2overcup oak
Quercus michauxiiFagaceae4.14.3swamp chestnut oakbasket oak
Quercus palustrisFagaceae4.14.3pin oak
Quercus phellosFagaceae4.14.3willow oak
Quercus prinusFagaceae4.1chestnut oak
Quercus velutinaFagaceae4.14.4black oak
Rhus aromaticaAnacardiaceae4.14.1fragrant sumac
Staphylea trifoliaStaphyleaceae4.15American bladdernut
Wisteria floribundaFabaceae4.1Japanese wisteria
Aesculus hippocastanumHippocastanaceae4.24.4horse chestnut
Bignonia capreolataBignoniaceae4.25.3crossvine
Calycanthus floridusCalycanthaceae4.26.2eastern sweetshrub
Carya carolinae-septentrionalisJuglandaceae4.24.3southern shagbark hickory
Carya cordiformisJuglandaceae4.25.2bitternut hickory
Carya glabraJuglandaceae4.25.1pignut hickory
Carya illinoinensisJuglandaceae4.25.3pecan
Elaeagnus umbellataElaeagnaceae4.26autumn olive
Fothergilla majorHamamelidaceae4.24.3mountain witch alder
Halesia tetrapteraStyracaceae4.24.2mountain silverbellHalesia carolina
Lonicera sempervirensCaprifoliaceae4.210.1coral honeysuckletrumpet honeysuckle
Magnolia acuminataMagnoliaceae4.24.4cucumber-treecucumber magnolia
Magnolia grandifloraMagnoliaceae4.29.2southern magnolia
Prunus serotinaRosaceae4.24.4black cherry
Quercus stellataFagaceae4.24.3post oak
Rhododendron alabamenseEricaceae4.25.3Alabama azalea
Spiraea prunifoliaRosaceae4.25bridalwreath spirea
Vaccinium stamineumEricaceae4.24.4deerberry
Viburnum rufidulumCaprifoliaceae4.24.3rusty blackhaw
Aesculus glabraHippocastanaceae4.34.4Ohio buckeye
Carya albaJuglandaceae4.34.3mockernut hickoryCarya tomentosa
Carya laciniosaJuglandaceae4.34.3shellbark hickorykingnut hickory
Carya ovalisJuglandaceae4.35.1red hickory
Cladrastis kentukeaFabaceae4.35.1yellowwoodCladrastis lutea
Cotinus obovatusAnacardiaceae4.35.2American smoketree
Gymnocladus dioicusFabaceae4.35.3Kentucky coffeetree
Ilex vomitoriaAquifoliaceae4.35.1yaupon
Juglans cinereaJuglandaceae4.35butternutwhite walnut
Juglans nigraJuglandaceae4.35.1black walnut
Liriodendron tulipiferaMagnoliaceae4.35.4tuliptreetulip poplar
Maclura pomiferaMoraceae4.35.2Osage orangehedge apple
Nyssa sylvaticaNyssaceae4.35.2blackgum
Robinia pseudoacaciaFabaceae4.34.4black locust
Rosa multifloraRosaceae4.35.3multiflora rose
Rubus flagellarisRosaceae4.35.3northern dewberry
Salix nigraSalicaceae4.34.4black willow
Broussonetia papyriferaMoraceae4.45paper mulberry
Catalpa speciosaBignoniaceae4.46.1northern catalpa
Chionanthus virginicusOleaceae4.45.2white fringetreegrandpa's beard
Crataegus phaenopyrumRosaceae4.45.3Washington hawthornWashington-thorn
Ilex deciduaAquifoliaceae4.45possumhaw
Ilex opacaAquifoliaceae4.45.3American holly
Lonicera japonicaCaprifoliaceae4.410.3Japanese honeysuckle
Magnolia macrophyllaMagnoliaceae4.46.1bigleaf magnolia
Nyssa bifloraNyssaceae4.45.1swamp tupelo
Smilax rotundifoliaSmilacaceae4.46common greenbrierround leaf greenbrier, cat brier
Toxicodendron radicansAnacardiaceae4.45.3eastern poison ivyRhus radicans
Wisteria frutescensFabaceae4.46.3American wisteria
Acer pensylvanicumAceraceae56striped maplemoosewood
Cornus alternifoliaCornaceae56alternateleaf dogwood
Gleditsia triacanthosFabaceae55honey locust
Ilex verticillataAquifoliaceae56common winterberry
Itea virginicaGrossulariaceae56Virginia sweetspire
Leucothoe fontanesianaEricaceae55dog hobblehighland doghobble
Magnolia fraseriMagnoliaceae56mountain magnoliaFraser magnolia
Magnolia tripetalaMagnoliaceae55umbrella magnolia
Rhododendron maximumEricaceae56rosebay rhododendrongreat rhododendron, rosebay, great laurel
Rhododendron prinophyllumEricaceae55early azaleaRhododendron roseum, rose azalea
Rubus occidentalisRosaceae56black raspberry
Sambucus racemosa ssp. racemosaCaprifoliaceae56red elderberrySambucus racemosa ssp. pubens
Smilax bona-noxSmilacaceae57saw greenbrier
Smilax glaucaSmilacaceae56cat greenbrier
Viburnum acerifoliumCaprifoliaceae56mapleleaf viburnum
Viburnum lantanoidesCaprifoliaceae56hobblebushwitch hobble
Ailanthus altissimaSimaroubaceae5.16.1tree of heavenstinktree
Aristolochia tomentosaAristolochiaceae5.16.3pipe vinewoolly dutchman's pipe
Diospyros virginianaEbenaceae5.15.4persimmon
Euonymus alatusCelastraceae5.16winged burning bush
Ligustrum vulgareOleaceae5.15.4European privet
Magnolia virginianaMagnoliaceae5.16.2sweetbaysweetbay magnolia
Rosa setigeraRosaceae5.16.2prarie roseclimbing rose
Viburnum prunifoliumCaprifoliaceae5.15blackhaw
Yucca flaccidaAgavaceae5.16.3Adam's needleSpanish bayonet
Euonymus americanusCelastraceae5.25.3strawberry bushhearts a-bustin',Euonymus americana
Kalmia latifoliaEricaceae5.26.1mountain laurel
Koelreuteria paniculataSapindaceae5.27.1golden rain tree
Menispermum canadenseMenispermaceae5.27common moonseed
Rhus hirtaAnacardiaceae5.25.4staghorn sumacRhus typhina
Rubus argutusRosaceae5.26southern blackberrysawtooth blackberry
Vitis vulpinaVitaceae5.25.2frost grapefrost grape
Euonymus atropurpureusCelastraceae5.36eastern wahooEuonymus atropurpurea
Rosa carolinaRosaceae5.35.3Carolina rosepasture rose
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensisCaprifoliaceae5.37.4common elderSambucus canadensis, elderberry
Acer spicatumAceraceae5.46.3mountain maple
Aristolochia macrophyllaAristolochiaceae5.46Dutchman's pipepipevine
Cornus drummondiiCornaceae5.46.1roughleaf dogwood
Cornus foeminaCornaceae5.46.2stiff dogwood
Deutzia scabraHydrangeaceae5.45.4fuzzy pride-of-Rochester
Frangula carolinianaRhamnaceae5.46.2Carolina buckthornRhamnus caroliniana
Hydrangea arborescensHydrangeaceae5.47.4wild hydrangea
Opuntia humifusaCactaceae5.46.2eastern prickly peardevil's-tongue
Philadelphus inodorusHydrangeaceae5.46scentless mock orange
Rhododendron catawbienseEricaceae5.46.3Catawba rhododendronCatawba rosebay, mountain rosebay, purple laurel
Rubus allegheniensisRosaceae5.47Allegheny blackberry
Rubus odoratusRosaceae5.46.3purpleflowering raspberry
Tilia americana ssp. heterophyllaTiliaceae5.46.4white basswoodTilia heterophylla
Vaccinium arboreumEricaceae5.46farkleberrysparkleberry
Campsis radicansBignoniaceae5.99.3trumpet creeper
Ampelopsis cordataVitaceae66heartleaf ampelopsisheartleaf peppervine
Ceanothus americanusRhamnaceae67New Jersey tea
Sideroxylon lycioidesSapotaceae67buckthorn bullyBumelia lycioides, smooth southern buckthorn
Sorbus americanaRosaceae66mountain ash
Wisteria sinensisFabaceae66 Chinese wisteria
Albizia julibrissinMimosaceae6.110.2mimosasilk-tree
Castanea dentataFagaceae6.16.1American chestnut
Cocculus carolinusMenispermaceae6.19.4Carolina snailseedCarolina coralbead, red berried moonseed
Hypericum frondosumClusiaceae6.16.4cedarglade St. Johnswort
Oxydendrum arboreumEricaceae6.17.4sourwood
Rhododendron calendulaceumEricaceae6.16.1flame azalea
Rhus glabraAnacardiaceae6.17.1smooth sumac
Spiraea japonicaRosaceae6.27.4Japanese meadowsweetJapanese spiraea
Hibiscus syriacusMalvaceae6.38.2rose of Sharon
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVitaceae7.17.3Virginia creeper
Aralia spinosaAraliaceae7.28.2devil's walkingstickHercules' club
Hedera helixAraliaceae7.27.2English ivy
Rhus copallinumAnacardiaceae7.28.1winged sumacRhus copallina, shining sumac
Clematis virginianaRanunculaceae7.39virgin's bowerdevil's darning needles
Symphoricarpos orbiculatusCaprifoliaceae7.38coralberry
Cephalanthus occidentalisRubiaceae7.48common buttonbush
Forestiera ligustrinaOleaceae88upland swamp-privetshrub swamp-privet
Lagerstroemia indicaLythraceae89Crape myrtle
Ulmus serotinaUlmaceae9.210.1September elm
Phoradendron leucarpumViscaceae1011oak mistletoePhoradendron flavescens, Phoradendron serotinum
Hamamelis virginianaHamamelidaceae10.112.2American witchhazel