Top 10 spring plants

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Eranthis hyemalis

These spring flowering plants put on a stunning display in the gardens of the Toronto Botanical Garden.


Eranthis hyemalis(Winter aconite) Zone 3

Eranthis hyemalis

Eranthis hyemalis Photo: Janet Davis


Helleborus niger (Christmas rose) Zone 3 & H. x hybridus (Hybrid Lenten rose) Zone 4

Hepatica americana (American liverwort) Zone 3 [Janet?]


Erythronium americanum (Trout lily) Zone 3

Galanthus nivalis

Trees & Shrubs

Amelanchier arborea (Serviceberry tree), A. laevis (Smooth serviceberry) & A. lamarckii (Juneberry) Zone 4

Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud) Zone 4 & C. canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ (‘Forest Pansy’ Eastern redbud) Zone 5

Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry) Zone 4

Cornus mas

Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) Zone 5

Magnolia ‘Elizabeth’ (‘Elizabeth’ magnolia) Zone 5


Photos: Janet Davis




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Paul Zammit about the author: Paul Zammit

Paul Zammit is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. A graduate of the University of Guelph, Paul was formerly employed at Plant World, a large retail garden centre where he was the perennial department manager. He is a regular speaker at garden clubs and horticultural trade shows across Canada and in the United States. He has appeared both on television and in print.

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