Guide to the Flowering Trees of James Bay

A Bloomin’ Walk – to come
A bleak, cold February with winds, snow, and capricious temperatures encouraged the apple and plum blossoms to stay tightly furled. We are including a schedule of blossoms based on averaging records from the past.

 By Ann-Lee and Gordon Switzer
Originally printed in the James Bay Beacon in April 2005

Late Feb-early Mar

Streets: Clarence, Montreal, Niagara, Government, Menzies, Croft, Paddon
Trees: Purple Leaf or Pissard Plum (Prunus cerasifera pissardii

Early March

Streets: Government, Ontario, Kingston, Niagara, Croft
Trees: Dark Purple Leaf Plum or Nigra (Prunus cerasifera atropurpu nigra) fragrant, pinker blossom with Darker purple leaves 

Mid-March                

Streets: South Turner, Rendall, Pendray, Belleville, Menzies, Beckley
Trees: Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yodoensis) single-bllossom, pale pink 

Late March, Early April               

Streets: Menzies, Michigan,  Ontario, Erie
Trees: Kanzan or Sekiyama (Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’) clusters of double rose-red blooms on upright growing blossoms 

Late April                  

Street: Niagara (Dock & Oswego)
Trees: Double-White or Gean Cherries (Prunus avium grandiflora

Late April-May         

Street: Irving Park
Trees: White Goddess or Shirofugen (Prunus serrulata ‘Shirofugen’)

Fun and Games in the Park

Fun and Games in the Park

To Pick or Not To Pick