Flowering Trees

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The Flowering Trees draw visitors to the west central portion of the Arboretum each spring. A fine specimen of pink flowering magnolia is maturing here. A more unusual tree is the Ussurian pear (Pyrus ussuriensis) planted in 1980 by Al Ferguson which is covered in white flowers every spring. More recently, shrub magnolias from the “Little Women” series ‘Jane’ and ‘Ann’ and star magnolia ‘Jane Platt’ have been added.