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Shrubs

April

Spicebush and shadbush (serviceberry) are blooming throughout Rocky River Valley. Their soft whites and pinks still provide a contrast with the emerging forest canopy overhead.

May

Redbud is in bloom.

Flowering dogwood is blooming. A drive down Valley Parkway or Hawthorn Parkway is a breathtaking sight in the early morning sun.

July

Crab apples become ripe this week, much to the delight of Cleveland Metroparks deer!

September

The first blush of autumn colorsare now found on dogwoods.