The abnormally sunny and warm weather has brought on flowering and leaf formation in many species. Here is a selection of trees and flowers noted in April 2020. In some tree species, such as the Weeping Willow, Dwarf Cherry and Japanese Flowering Cherries, the flowers form before the leaves but in others, such as the Horse Chestnut, the leaves emerge before the flower buds have opened.
Japanese Flowering Cherry ‘Amanogawa’
Weeping Willow Salix alba ‘Tristis’
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum
Rosa ecae is an early-flowering rose native to Afghanistan and introduced to Britain in 1880.
Japanese Flowering Cherry ‘Kanzan’
Summer Snowflake Leucojum aestivum