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Acacia dealbata, the silver wattle, is hardy enough to grow in the Sacramento Valley, but acacias do have drawbacks in the landscape. Enjoy them in the UC Davis Arboretum in bloom right now. Cut acacia flowers are sometimes sold by florists as mimosa. Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Chaenomeles white is one kind of flowering quince — one of the first shrubs to bloom in the Davis area, often starting as early as late January. This tough landscape plant can tolerate a wide range of conditions. Other flowering quince varieties have pink, red or salmon flowers. Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Flowering quince is one of the first shrubs to bloom in the Davis area, often starting as early as late January. The tough landscape plant can tolerate a wide range of conditions. Flowers are pink, white, red or salmon. Don Shor/Courtesy photo
Prunus blireiana is one of the common flowering plums in the Davis area. It blooms early, right with the earliest almonds. Foliage emerges reddish, then turns dark green. Redleaf plums start blooming a little later and are in full bloom right now. Don Shor/Courtesy photo

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