Note the more intense flower color of Don Egolf Chinese redbud. This slow grower has an upright habit, making it an excellent small patio tree. Courtesy photo
The redbuds in the Warren G. Roberts Redbud Collection, toward the west end of the Arboretum, are worth a visit in March. Courtesy photo
Lots of lilac hybrids are available, in colors ranging from pale to dark purple, wine red, and white. This variety called Sensation has what is called a picotee flower: the edge is a different color than the rest of the petal. Courtesy photo
The traditional lilac color, this variety is called Lavender Lady. Lilac bushes are available for planting in winter and spring. Courtesy photo

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